Leeky salmon in a parcel

Leeky salmon in a parcel

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(39 ratings)

Ready in 15-20 minutes


Serves 2
Assemble the parcels a few hours ahead, zap in the microwave, and that's supper ready

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal535
  • fat41g
  • saturates19g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.41g
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  • 2 salmon fillets, 140g/5oz each



    With its delicate, sweet flesh and wide availability, salmon is one of the most popular fish.…

  • 1 medium or 2 small leeks, about 200g/8oz in total



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 50g frozen petits pois
  • 4 heaped tbsp crème fraîche, plus 2 tbsp to serve
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon



    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…


  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.

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Comments (40)

brummers11's picture

you can get dried tarragon in most nig supermarkets

djsut135's picture

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

mandymac's picture

I added lemon as suggested and served with more green veg (asparagus, green beans etc) I had very fussy dinner guests and they asked me to share the recipe. Thank you.

f-rose's picture

Nice and simple we all enjoyed it :-)

ashencircle's picture

Fabulous - made a very quick mid-week meal but I'll be serving this to friends - so quick yet attractive on the plate as well as tasty! Only thing was 5 mins was a bit too long - I think my microwave is fairly powerful but the fish was a tad overdone so I will reduce the cooking time next time.

lesleyb83's picture

so so good, made this for dinner this evening, empty plates, made it with mash instead of new pots just coz i love mash more.... mmm!

thommich's picture

Fabulous! Didn't think it would be so easy and taste so good, a real hit!

delsh21's picture

So easy! Perfect mid week supper, healthy, quick and tasty. I also added lemon zest, juice and flat leaf parsley instead of tarragon.

chrisarmit's picture

Very tasty. Used greek yogurt too and it worked well!

emmaliddiard's picture

amazingly easy and always goes down a treat with friends and family

jayne3508's picture

Looks and tastes lovely. As suggested I added some lemon juice and capers to the creme fraice and the flavours matched beautifully. A super quick, tasty meal.

chedges's picture

Deelicious.I am quite fussy when it comes to serving food to guests, it has to be tasty and I would definitely serve this. I made with yoghurt though instead of creme fraiche. And it really is the easy mid-week meal you could ever make. Serve with veg on the side, fab!

tinyex900r's picture

Ref: Lindad4a. I have made this with Greek yoghourt as a sustitute and it works very well.
This recipe has a delicate flavour which complements salmon perfectly.
My husband liked it so much that I often combine leeks and peas with creme fraiche or yoghourt as a side dish to a variety of meals. As a side dish it goes well with spicy food

lindad4a's picture

Does anyone know if Greek Yoghurt could be used as a supplement for Creme Fraiche? I cater for someone who has tp follow a dairy-free diet, but can cope with Greek Yoghurt...

joanne.webb's picture

I did this for my boyfriend and he loved it, I served it with crushed potatoes, and like Fiz I added some lemon juice to the Creme Fraiche

lizzafezza's picture

Quick, easy and delicious

emmag2's picture

So simple, so easy, so tasty!

purpleflufff's picture

Really simple.. looks ever so impressive though. will definatlety make again.

emmaliddiard's picture

this is such an easy recipe, but always gets rave reviews. I made this for my mother at a supper party, and it went down really well. Everyone commented how nice it was, and I couldnt resist telling them how easy it was. Would definitely recommend.

fizpimperton's picture

Add a little lemon juice and a few capers to the creme fraiche


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