Leeky salmon in a parcel

Leeky salmon in a parcel

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(40 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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10th Apr, 2012
Easy to cook, don't use microwave so cooked in oven xx
2nd Mar, 2012
Delicious! And so easy! I also used fresh basil and served with cous cous (with garlic, chilli and tomatoes), and it was really tasty.
14th Feb, 2012
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.
1st Nov, 2011
I microwaved this with a little cooked basmati rice under the salmon. Absolutely delicious - for a tv supper or a dinner party.
10th Oct, 2011
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?
3rd Oct, 2011
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.
14th Sep, 2011
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!
1st Jul, 2011
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 :(
15th Feb, 2011
Delicious and so easy!
1st Jan, 2011
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!!!


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