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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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.
19th Nov, 2011
easy to make, tastes great and looks impressive!!
14th Nov, 2011
This dish is lovly and very simple to make. The only criticism is that they are MASSIVE. Next time i will use 3 sheets & cut them in half, so its 3 sheets per 2 pieces of salmon and try that. We are big eaters and i couldnt finish it and the veg i did with it. My partner did and was stuffed to busting.
27th Oct, 2011
Make this all this time, great recipe. Thanks
8th Sep, 2011
It was really nice, but I found it very fiddly. Having to butter each layer, and trying to avoid the parcels falling apart. Also, they were huge and very filling! But it ensures the salmon is cooked in a lovely way. Will be making this again.
20th Aug, 2011
this was really easy and tasty to make. definitely a firm favourite.
14th Aug, 2011
Delicious - I added sun dried tomatoes for extra flavour
25th Jun, 2011
Very lovely! definatly make again.
26th May, 2011
Really nice meal.


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