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By Tom Midford


Salmon and Leek Pastry Recipe


Ingredients



Instructions


  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.


Leek Fun Facts


  • Growing leeks is considered a competitive sport in coal-mining regions of England.

  • Leeks are poisonous for cats and dogs.

  • Leeks are members of the allium family.

  • Leeks are high in Vitamins K and A and sources of Vitamin B-6, folate, iron, calcium, and manganese.

  • Leeks are also high in antioxidant polyphenols.

  • Leeks can be harvested year-round.


Citations


  1. Team, G. F. (2022, December 13). Salmon & Leek pastry recipe | BBC Good Food. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/salmon-leek-parcels

  2. Real Food Encyclopedia - Leeks. (2018, November 15). FoodPrint. https://foodprint.org/real-food/leeks/


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