A creamy salmon, leek & potato traybake

Creamy salmon, leek & potato traybake

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(27 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 2

Nestle leeks, potato and capers around salmon fillets to make this easy traybake for two. It's great as an midweek meal, or for a more romantic occasion

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal714
  • fat52g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein39g
  • salt0.5g


  • 250g baby potatoes, thickly sliced



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 leek, halved, washed and sliced



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

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 70ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp capers, plus extra to serve
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • 1 tbsp chives, plus extra to serve
  • 2 skinless salmon fillets
  • mixed rocket salad, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Bring a medium pan of water to the boil. Add the potatoes and cook for 8 mins. Drain and leave to steam-dry in a colander for a few minutes. Toss the potatoes with ½ of the oil and plenty of seasoning in a baking tray. Put in the oven for 20 mins, tossing halfway through the cooking time. 

  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the leek and fry for 5 mins, or until beginning to soften. Stir through the garlic for 1 min, then add the cream, capers and 75ml hot water, then bring to the boil. Stir through the chives.

  3. Heat the grill to high. Pour the creamy leek mixture over the potatoes, then sit the salmon fillets on top. Grill for 7-8 mins, or until just cooked through. Serve topped with extra chives and capers and a salad on the side, if you like.

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23rd May, 2020
Absolutely delicious! This has become one of our favourite salmon dishes now-even my 4 year old twins eat it. I usually add some stock, rather than just water to loosen the sauce and like to be slightly more generous with the cream, because I like sauce!
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Susan Brooks
9th Mar, 2020
Yummy just yummy - used 3 large leeks and 3 cloves of garlic and an extra potato - with plenty of seasoning this dish is gorgeous, my husband thought it was “fine dining”
11th Feb, 2020
This is delicious, I have to say I added more leeks, 3 to be exact because I like them and I had plenty. It looks impressive coming out the oven, easily a casual dinner party meal. Easy to prepare.
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Monica Crampton
3rd Mar, 2020
I'm guessing I have to double up on quantities if I'm making for 4 people?
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Barney Good Food
4th Mar, 2020
You sure do. Happy cooking.
29th Feb, 2020
Could this be made with creme fraiche instead of cream?
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Barney Good Food
2nd Mar, 2020
Totally, it make make it even nicer.
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