Salmon & leek parcels

Salmon & leek parcels

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(106 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 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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12th May, 2011
I tried this recipe, the only thing I changed was the type of pastry, living in Portugal it is not always easy to get filo but I got one almost the same. This is a fabulous recope and we will have it again.
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8th Mar, 2011
i used boursin in mine and it gave it a lovely flavour!! realy realy good recipe!!
18th Feb, 2011
Loved it. As somewhat of a novice, this was the first time using phylo pastry. All went well, although it must be cooked straight away and eaten hot out of the oven. Do not make more than you is not a tasty leftover.
17th Feb, 2011
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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15th Jan, 2011
Delicious and easy! We had it with asparagus and buttered new potatoes which worked really well.
6th Jan, 2011
Delicious! made it for first time and added broccoli to leeks got compliments all round :-)
3rd Jan, 2011
These were good fun to make but I thought tasted pretty stodgy and uninteresting. Wouldn't do it again.
6th Dec, 2010
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.
4th Dec, 2010
Really tasty, but found my parcels were MASSIVE it would serve 4!
17th Nov, 2010
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 :)


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