Salmon & leek parcels

Salmon & leek parcels

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(83 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 2
Much easier than it looks, once you have mastered this salmon in filo recipe it will be a dinner party favourite

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal793
  • fat55g
  • saturates27g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre6g
  • protein37g
  • salt1.75g
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  • 4 leek, trimmed and finely chopped



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

  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g full-fat crème fraîche or cream cheese
  • 6 sheets filo pastry
  • 2 skinless salmon fillet


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the leeks into a large saucepan with 3 tbsp water and a couple of knobs of butter. Cover, then cook for 10 mins until tender. Remove from the pan, allow to cool, then mix with the crème fraîche and some seasoning.

  2. To assemble the parcels, brush a sheet of pastry with melted butter, then lay 2 more sheets on top, brushing butter between each layer. Place a salmon fillet in the centre, season, then spoon over half the leek mix. Fold the ends over the top, pull up the sides and scrunch together to enclose. Repeat.

  3. Brush both the parcels with melted butter. Put onto a lightly greased baking sheet, then cook for 20-25 mins until browned and crisp. Delicious served with a green salad.

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Comments (97)

andy24's picture

Cooked as instructed and it was lovely! However next time i will add a little more seasoning. Used about 40g of butter to brush the layers of filo though

hingamells's picture

Gorgeous recipe! Works really well with puff pastry too. And if you're short on pastry it also works as little tartlets :)

nibbleandcrunch's picture

We really liked it but we weren't so keen on the leeks though.So we are going to do a experiment with it by putting broccoli instead of leeks.

Eva and Archie Bryant aged 8 & 6

sandalwood23's picture

I made this using 2 leeks , 3 sheets of filo pastry and 2 salmon fillets
as well as the rest of the ingredients, I added a little spice to the mix, and made one parcel for two people.
having read other comments i decided to make it smaller . It turned out really well and was delicious. It was just the right amount for us.
I served it with some green veg.
4 stars as i thought that the ingredients needed adjusting.

simmyb's picture

This is such a simple recipe but it looks really special and tastes lovely too. I have a garden littered with fresh leeks and this is a great way to use them up. I do like the garlic and chive cream cheese idea, might try that next time.

letthemeatcake's picture

Positively gorgeous! Once i had mastered the technique of wrapping the fish in filo it was a doddle. However i used at least triple the quantity of melted butter for brushing the filo. Overall a fantastic recipe!

jeanius's picture

Sorry but this is far too much for 2 people. Looking at the photograph the leeks do not look at all finely chopped. If I were to try this again I would not use anything like the amount of filo pastry recommended (unless the ones I bought were extra large). This recipe (in our house) would feed 6 and then shout hello to the salmon and leeks.

katfo1's picture

Suggested cooking times were perfect. This went down a treat. I served with the green salad recommended on the same page and it was delicious. I chose quite large pieces of salmon, so for 2 it was very filling. I would cook it again for 4 with potatoes as a side. If you prefer stonger flavours you might wish to add more seasoning.

lbrushton's picture

easy to make, tastes great and looks impressive!!

nichola_ducker's picture

This dish is lovly and very simple to make. The only criticism is that they are MASSIVE. Next time i will use 3 sheets & cut them in half, so its 3 sheets per 2 pieces of salmon and try that. We are big eaters and i couldnt finish it and the veg i did with it. My partner did and was stuffed to busting.

kazzo123's picture

Make this all this time, great recipe. Thanks

faith515's picture

It was really nice, but I found it very fiddly. Having to butter each layer, and trying to avoid the parcels falling apart.

Also, they were huge and very filling!

But it ensures the salmon is cooked in a lovely way.

Will be making this again.

stooboy's picture

this was really easy and tasty to make. definitely a firm favourite.

cooking4grandma's picture

Delicious - I added sun dried tomatoes for extra flavour

margaretdodeangel's picture

Very lovely! definatly make again.

lynzi2002uk's picture

Really nice meal.

buttercup56's picture

I tried this recipe, the only thing I changed was the type of pastry, living in Portugal it is not always easy to get filo but I got one almost the same. This is a fabulous recope and we will have it again.

B4kerB3th's picture

i used boursin in mine and it gave it a lovely flavour!! realy realy good recipe!!

spin1637's picture

Loved it. As somewhat of a novice, this was the first time using phylo pastry. All went well, although it must be cooked straight away and eaten hot out of the oven. Do not make more than you is not a tasty leftover.

aureliegirbes's picture

Delicious and very easy. I got scared when my filo pastry ripped, but this didn't matter at all, they came out lovely anyways.


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