Leeky salmon in a parcel

Leeky salmon in a parcel

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Cooking time

Ready in 15-20 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Assemble the parcels a few hours ahead, zap in the microwave, and that's supper ready

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
535
protein
34g
carbs
8g
fat
41g
saturates
19g
fibre
3g
sugar
0g
salt
0.41g

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets, 140g/5oz each
  • 1 medium or 2 small leeks, about 200g/8oz in total
  • 50g frozen petits pois
  • 4 heaped tbsp crème fraîche, plus 2 tbsp to serve
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon

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Method

  1. Season the salmon fillets all over. Slice the leeks really thinly. Cut two 40cm square sheets of greaseproof paper and put a fillet in the middle of each sheet.
  2. Top each fillet with leeks and peas, and 2 tbsp of crème fraîche. Sprinkle with tarragon and salt and pepper.
  3. Make up parcels with the paper and stand them on a microwave-proof plate or tray. Microwave on full power for 5 minutes. Put the contents of the parcels on two plates and top each serving with a spoonful of crème fraîche. Serve with new potatoes.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2004

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babs60's picture
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Based on previous comments I cooked the leeks in a little butter & white wine first & as suggested by a previous reviewer I added to the crème fraiche the juice & zest of a lemon & black pepper. As my daughter is not keen on peas, I only added a few, & to be honest, I don't think it needed them. But all in all the meal went down very well & I will certainly be making it again.

cotterz's picture
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Very easy and very tasty will make again

bogbrush14's picture
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this is a great little recipe - light, creamy and tasty. I didn't have any leeks so used spring onions instead, and it worked well. I stirred in the juice and zest of a lemon, and lots of black pepper, into the creme fraiche before topping the salmon and I felt this really made the dish - without lemon I think it would be a bit bland. Cooked it in the oven for about 18 mins, wrapped in tin foil. Served with minted new pots and green veggies. Yum!

susanholden's picture
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really easy to make and is good enough to serve at a dinner party.

57406112's picture
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Delicious. Have used parsley or chives instead of tarragon. Added lemon juice and capers. I don't have a microwave so used oven method. I lightly fried leeks, added crème fraîche, herbs, lemon juice
and capers. Put into casserole and left too cool. Topped with salmon just before cooking for about 25 minutes.

wibblewobble30's picture
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Easy to cook, don't use microwave so cooked in oven xx

annatatham's picture
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Delicious! And so easy! I also used fresh basil and served with cous cous (with garlic, chilli and tomatoes), and it was really tasty.

barrybubbles's picture
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That will teach me not to read the second page of feedback! I did it in the oven and it took nearly 30mins to cook the fish :( the leeks were a little crunchy still and the creme fraiche sat on the top in a lump! I will try again as the flavours were all there but maybe lay the leeks under the fish so they cook in the fish juices, or add a splash of wine to the parcels for some steam.

mlhaddad's picture

I microwaved this with a little cooked basmati rice under the salmon. Absolutely delicious - for a tv supper or a dinner party.

jollypops's picture
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I did mine in the oven and like others before me, found it took a good 10 mins longer than it was supposed to. But once it was cooked it tasted great. Perhaps a higher heat might have done the trick?

ruthy31's picture
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A super simple and speedy dish that tastes fab! Enjoyed by the whole family (even my 2 year old!). I didn't have tarragon so used fresh basil instead. Will be making this agin soon.

tc1980's picture

I'm not sure where I went wrong, but this was awful...mainly because the leeks were not cooked, even after I cooked it for 25 mins!

natalietalbot's picture

This is lovely but takes double the 15 mins in the oven it states!! I took mine out after 15 mins and the salmon was still roar in the middle :(

dianaruby's picture
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Delicious and so easy!

kneelbeforezod's picture
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Tasty and quick. Used Greek yoghurt and it tasted good, accompanied by mashed potato... Managed to use the greaseproof paper inside out and it stuck to the fish!!!

lhmg09's picture
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Simple, easy and tasty! Just what we like!

belhunt100's picture
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Did the same as fiz and added lemon juice.
One thing I did wrong was put everything in the greaseproof parcel with the paper insideout.... not good. But this was such a simple tasty recipe! will definately do again!

bedesgirl's picture

This is a family favourite but I sometimes have difficulty buying Tarragon locally. Any suggestions for an alternative herb?

brummers11's picture

you can get dried tarragon in most nig supermarkets

djsut135's picture
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Delicious and so easy my husband managed to cook it when I was out working late one evening

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