Salmon & leek parcels

Salmon & leek parcels

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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 info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
793
protein
37g
carbs
40g
fat
55g
saturates
27g
fibre
6g
sugar
9g
salt
1.75g

Ingredients

  • 4 leeks, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 25g butter
  • 100g full-fat crème fraîche or cream cheese
  • 6 sheets filo pastry
  • 2 skinless salmon fillets

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2008

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lynniebracken's picture

this was realy lovely i put prawns in as well like suggested, my husband realy loved it. he thought they were shop bought , im still trying to work out wether thats good or bad!!

hexane's picture
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This was delicious. and very easy to make. Extremely filling!

hannahsutcliffe's picture
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Really great dish - have cooked it several times for guests and they are always really impressed and ask for the recipe. Really easy to make.

jmistovski's picture
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v. tasty

thebaron's picture
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This was a fabulous dish. Kids absolutely love this and its so easy to make. Another one of the kids favorites. An easy mid week meal that looks like youve been cooking all afternoon!

heidimo's picture

I made these last night, they were yummy, added some tiger prawns on top like another reviewer - yummy. Did find that the parcels were HUGE though - 2 leeks per person is alot, but certainly filled us up. Used low fat cream cheese with garlic and chives. 5 stars!!

emcee47's picture
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This was delicious, As one pack of filo is too much either halve it before defrosting or make double and freeze. \my husband wasnt keen on salmon but he loved this recipe

abbyscott's picture

I ended up doing this recipe without any pastry (I bought the wrong type!). It wasn't quite as decorative but was still delicious and probably a mildly healthier option! Looking forward to trying it with all the ingredients!

al1son's picture
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Easy to make and looks fab, family thought it was a special occasion! Really tasty too.

maureenholdaway's picture

A really lovely tasty dish, easily prepared in advance
I'll be making this recipe again and again

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was much easier to make than it looked and tasted fabulous. The salmon was cooked perfectly. Highly recommend this one.

susanweldon's picture

Absolutely fabulous, so easy and what a wonderful flavour!! I used half low fat garlic & herbs Philly, half low fat creme fraiche together with the leeks. I'm hoping this is lower fat than the original recipe!!!!!

susyliz's picture

absolutely brilliant way to 'jazz' up salmon, i used it for a supper for some friends, and it went down a treat!....
The second time I made it I put some tiger prawns in the 'parcel', even better!

susanholmes's picture
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Very easy to make, looks good and tastes wonderful, have since used the creamed leeks with chicken works really well. Will be trying Natasha's idea using the leeks with prawns for a starter.

maz1507's picture
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This is just fantastic! So easy to do and tastes delicious. My salmon fillets were quite thin and wide, so I cut them in half and sandwiched the leek filling in between. Still cooked in 25 minutes and was fabulous. Highly recommend it.

tphotiou's picture

Gorgeous dish - that looks a lot more difficult then it actually is which is great. I loved the creamy leeks and would use the recipe for these to make a prawn and creamy leek starter in the future but they also went brilliantly with the salmon and the filo pastry. Surprisingly quick dish to make that I will definitely be making again. It's nice to shake up salmon a bit.

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