Speedy salmon and leek one-pot

Speedy salmon and leek one-pot

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(12 ratings)

Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
Foolproof microwave fish in just 3 trouble-free steps

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal471
  • fat29g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre5g
  • protein39g
  • salt0.54g
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  • 700g leeks, finely sliced



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

  • 3 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…

  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • juice of half a lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 250g pack cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets, about 175g/6oz each


  1. Cook the leeks: Put the leeks into a large microwave dish and sprinkle over 2 tablespoons water. Cover the dish with cling film and pierce a couple of times with a fork. Cook on 850W for 3 minutes, then leave to stand for 1 minute.

  2. Make the sauce: Whisk the olive oil, mustard, honey and lemon juice together and season with a little salt and pepper. Scatter the tomatoes on top of the leeks and spoon over half the sauce.

  3. Cook the salmon: Lay the salmon fillets side by side on top of the vegetables and spoon the remaining sauce over them. Replace the cling film and continue cooking on 850W for 9 minutes. Leave to stand for a couple of minutes before serving.

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Tracey Peters
26th Oct, 2019
We thought this was yummy and easy to prep and cook.We used the microwave - not our usual way of cooking but would definitely do it again!
3rd Nov, 2016
How do I cook leeks???
18th Sep, 2013
This dish is not too bad, but I would part boil the leeks before adding to the oven, they tasted a bit too bitter otherwise. I added peas as well, which helped pad it out as the mustard honey mix can be a little too heavy.
8th Apr, 2013
Love this recipe really quick and easy and tastes great! can you use golden syrup instead of honey?
17th Feb, 2013
Very unassuming yet totally superb . I only half cooked the salmon then finished it??? off by roasting it all in the oven (don't let the salmon over cook though) as I like a bit of colour to my food and a microwave can't do that . I added sundried tomatoes which neither added nor subtracted from the dish. I served it with crushed buttery potatoes and sweet carrots. Delicious. 5 stars from me.
4th Apr, 2012
This is extremely good and very tasty - a real winner. I have added a few peas and some chunks of red or yellow peppers to the leeks and tomatoes before cooking and topped the salmon with a little horseradish sauce just after cooking.
16th Jan, 2012
I don't have a micro wave so baked it in the oven, covered with foil for 1st 15 minutes then uncovered for 5-8 more minutes. Fish was lovely. I thought that the dressing was far too sweet with the leeks and the tomatoes also being sweet. I would miss the honey off next time and perhaps replace with soy sauce. It was very filling and good on its own if you are cutting down on the carbohydrates, but it would be delicious with mash!
11th May, 2011
Very easy to make, although skipped the microwave. I layered everything in foil parcels (one per fillet) and put them in the over for 40 min. I also skipped the oil as the leeks give more than enough of the sweetness I like. I guess that omitting the cherry tomatoes would also work well.
13th Mar, 2011
brilliant, the house didn't stink of fish or frying, the dish was easy to washup after as not baked on, very healthy as its all steamed, very tasty, quick, and easy!
4th Nov, 2010
Easy to make, tasty and salmon nice and moist in microwave.


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