Leeky salmon in a parcel

Leeky salmon in a parcel

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(39 ratings)

Ready in 15-20 minutes

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets, 140g/5oz each
    Salmon

    Salmon

    sam-on

    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
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    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
    Tarragon

    Tarragon

    ta-ra-gon

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

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.

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Comments (40)

brummers11's picture

you can get dried tarragon in most nig supermarkets

djsut135's picture
4

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
4

Nice and simple we all enjoyed it :-)

ashencircle's picture
5

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
4

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
4

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

delsh21's picture
5

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
4

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

emmaliddiard's picture
5

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

jayne3508's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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
4

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
4

Quick, easy and delicious

emmag2's picture
5

So simple, so easy, so tasty!

purpleflufff's picture
4

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

emmaliddiard's picture
5

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
5

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

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