Grilled salmon

Try this delicious grilled salmon fillet topped with wholegrain mustard and served with a soya bean and pea couscous. A perfect quick, cheap and simple to make meal for two
Serves: 2
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips


    • 300g (10oz) salmon fillet, cut in 2
    • Salt and ground black pepper
    • 2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard
    • 6 cherry tomatoes on the vine
    • 90g (3oz) frozen soya beans
    • 90g (3oz) frozen peas
    • 150g (5oz) couscous
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • Juice of ½ lemon
    • 1 gherkin, chopped
    • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


    1. Set the grill to high. Put the salmon fillets on a Teflon non-stick sheet, on the grill pan, and season with salt and pepper. Spread mustard on each fillet. Grill for 5 mins, then add the tomatoes and cook for 5 mins.
    1. Pour 150ml (¼ pint) boiling water from a kettle into a small pan. Add the soya beans, cover and cook for 5 mins. Add the peas and cook for 1 min, then turn off the heat. Stir in the couscous, oil and lemon juice and leave for 3 mins for the couscous to absorb the liquid. Season and stir in the gherkin and parsley. Serve with salmon and tomatoes.

Nutritional information per portion

fat 27.0g saturates 4.0g calories 600(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.