Salmon & leek parcels

Salmon & leek parcels

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(87 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 4 leeks, trimmed and finely chopped
    Leeks

    Leek

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

  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    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

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.

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aureliegirbes
17th Feb, 2011
5.05
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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lindseyanderson
15th Jan, 2011
5.05
Delicious and easy! We had it with asparagus and buttered new potatoes which worked really well.
thefivellie
6th Jan, 2011
Delicious! made it for first time and added broccoli to leeks got compliments all round :-)
itsnice
3rd Jan, 2011
1.05
These were good fun to make but I thought tasted pretty stodgy and uninteresting. Wouldn't do it again.
kirstensmith
6th Dec, 2010
5.05
Very nice. Definitely needs the 4 leeks as I only had 2 thinking it would be enough and it wasn't, was a bit dry (although salmon stayed moist). Also did it with a whole chicken breast which again stayed beautifully moist.
steffy1985
4th Dec, 2010
4.05
Really tasty, but found my parcels were MASSIVE it would serve 4!
katd90
17th Nov, 2010
5.05
I just made these for my boyfriend's birthday and they were FANTASTIC! I found the filo pastry hard to handle as I'd never used it before, but it still tasted great, even if it didn't look quite like it does in the picture! They were also HUGE, we ended up splitting one between us as we also had a large starter and a pudding, but if we were just having a main course I would have had a whole one with some salad. I added in raw red onion and raw mushrooms when assembling the parcels and they cooked in the salmon and leek juices and were fabulous! I could have eaten the filling on its own! The whole thing was great, can't wait to make them again! Delicious :)
swindells
30th Oct, 2010
5.05
Great recipe, I used pre-made puff pastry instead of filo and personally think it improved the recipe!
bewsy84
19th Oct, 2010
3.05
I made this for my boyfriend's birthday and was surprised at how easy it was! Tasted lovely and looked very impressive. I used garlic & herb philadelphia but to be honest think it could still do with a bit more flavour so would go with boursin next time. Such a versatile recipe that could be used for loads of different fillings - excellent!
farzbuen
24th Aug, 2010
5.05
This was very nice with puff pastry too.

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