Salmon & leek parcels

Salmon & leek parcels

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(90 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 leeks, 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 fillets


  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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26th May, 2012
This was lovely. I used olive oil instead of butter, half fat creme fraiche with garlic, dill and black pepper. I only used one leek and the parcels were still big. Very filling. DD doesn't like salmon so I made hers with a chicken breast. The pastry had holes in it but it looked fine when it was baked. Chicken and salmon were both tender. Oh, they did have soggy bottoms but think that's just me! I will just scrunch the pastry on top like a pie next time but I would be interested to know if anyone knows the remedy for that. Thanks
22nd May, 2012
omg this was delicious, and I used Low Fat Puff pastry and Half fat creme fraiche.
20th May, 2012
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
2nd May, 2012
Gorgeous recipe! Works really well with puff pastry too. And if you're short on pastry it also works as little tartlets :)
15th Apr, 2012
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
7th Mar, 2012
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.
3rd Mar, 2012
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.
21st Dec, 2011
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!
2nd Dec, 2011
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.
1st Dec, 2011
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.


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