Salmon & leek parcels

Salmon & leek parcels

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(111 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


  • 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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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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25th Apr, 2013
very tasty dish and surprisingly easy. Was worried that it might be a bit bland, so I added some fennel (seeds) and this worked nicely to give it a bit more interest. Like the idea of adding king prawns. maybe some white wine in with the leeks too..
11th Apr, 2013
Made this last night for me and my fiancé. It was very delicious but very large. I think next time I will half the pastry to make smaller parcels. But overall a lovely meal idea.
21st Mar, 2013
I made these as wanted to use up a few filo pastry sheets from the day before. I had 3 sheets left so cut them in half to make 6 - they were fine but I feel that 4 layers of filo per parcel and square shape would be best. I used 2 leeks which were ample. The salmon parcels tasted delicious but next time I will use mascarpone or a cream cheese with garlic and herbs. There is definitely scope to make this a 5 star dish.
22nd Feb, 2013
We had these for Christmas dinner. They were delicious and really easy to make and fancy enough for Christmas day - but they were absolutely HUGE! I will halve the amount of pastry and leeks next time, as I will definitely be making these scrumptious parcels again!
10th Jan, 2013
Made this tonight for our dinner.....only cooked 2 leeks as I'd read a few comments that 4 was far too much, 2 is ample, I even reduced the 2 salmon fillets to 1 and halved that. Used low fat cream cheese and it worked very well...wrapped it in puff pastry as I was out of filo..... lovely meal, hubby complimented me on another culinary success from G.F. will definitely be cooking this one again..and again.
28th Nov, 2012
Lovely surprise recipe. I wasn't expecting it to be as delish as it was. I, like others played around a little with it. Used only 2 leeks and that was enough, also added garlic boursin and ground a lot of fresh black pepper into it. Brushed olive oil over the filo instead of butter. The parcels are very generous but -somehow- we managed to empty our plates :))
16th Nov, 2012
AMAZING and so easy to make... this is my xmas eve dish :)
15th Nov, 2012
Beaut! Made mine a student friendly version by using frozen salmon - just as good! Added a little fresh parsley to the leek mixture, and used light Philadelphia.
20th Oct, 2012
beautiful rescipe :) x
21st Sep, 2012
Super easy recipe and very tasty. I made this to the recipe with the exception of only 2 leeks. They were big ones, and there was plenty. 4 would have been far too much. I used sour cream. Served with salad, it was a perfect supper.


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