Salmon in Parchment with Leeks and Carrots

"I love to cook salmon this way. You can use butter or oil, or a combination."

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (390.1 g)
  • Calories 659.1
  • Total Fat - 31 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 101.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1145.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 63.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.9 g
  • Sugars - 6.5 g
  • Protein - 34 g
  • Calcium - 103.9 mg
  • Iron - 4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 1 mg

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice the leek and carrot thinly (I use the mandoline for the carrot), and chop the cilantro finely. Place the leek on one side of a piece of parchment and add the carrot on top of it. Put about half the butter on the vegetables then add about half of the cilantro.

Step 2

Season the salmon with salt and pepper and place it on top of the vegetables. Add the rest of the cilantro and butter, pour the lemon juice over all and then fold the parchment over the top. Roll and scrunch the edges together to make a pouch and place it on a baking sheet.

Step 3

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Place package on plate and tear open to for steam while opening.

Step 4

Variation: You can replace the cilantro with parsley or another herb if desired.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very easy recipe that is a delight to serve. I made a parcel for each and served the recipe right in the parchment onto each person's plate. Served rice along side. The only negative comment was that the cilantro was a bit too heavy. It wasn't for me. I took a whole series of photos from step one through to the fininished serving.

review by:
(24 Mar 2014)


DELICIOUS! Salmon is a real favourite at our house, your method is super easy making for a great tasting flavourable evening meal. I love the idea of making up indiviual pouches along with the addtion of the leeks and carrots. Other than using a combinaton of cilanatro and parsley I made as posted. So good, plans are to do as your previous reviewer and bake a whole salmon. Can't wait to serve this winner to my salmon loving family!

review by:
(23 Jan 2013)


Lovely method for cooking salmon, we loved it. I had a whole small salmon to cook and thought your method would work beautifully. 1 used one whole leak and 2 medium carrots, had no cilantro so subed with parsley, used about a quarter cup of butter inside and out and a whole lemon with garlic salt and fresh ground pepper. Kinda doubled your measures and it came out soo delicious and moist. Baked it for about 45 minutes. The carrots and leak were perfect.

review by:
(2 Sep 2012)