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Salmon and potato parcels

  • 4.44 Star
  • Timer Prep 25 min
  • Chef hat Easy


Thinly slice the new potatoes.


  1. 1 Heat the oven to 220°C/425°F/gas 7 (200°C for fan ovens).
  2. 2 Dry the salmon with a paper towel. Generously season each salmon fillet.
  3. 3 Cut 4 x 50cm lengths of non-stick baking paper. Divide the potato slices equally among the 4 sheets of paper, and arrange in the centre so that they are overlapping slightly.
  4. 4 Place a salmon fillet on each, along with some lemon zest and a sprinkling of chives. Drizzle over a little olive oil.
  5. 5 Fold the two long sides of each sheet of paper over the filling to enclose, then tuck the short sides under to seal the parcel. Place on a large baking tray and cook in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the fish flakes when tested with a fork.
  6. 6 Open the parcels and top each salmon fillet with 1 tbsp pesto. Serve with a lemon wedge.

16 Reviews

  • Alexandra

    Very quick and easy and will make again

  • Barbara

    This looks really nice but how many calories?

  • Mrs Ashley

    This was really easy to do and super tasty! Lovely recipe.

  • Wendy

    Easy and tasty

  • Izzy

    Absolutely delicious, so simple.

  • Malini

    I used the smoked salmon fillet, it's such an easy recipe and a super hit with my 10year old.

  • Deborah

    Simple and delicious, the only thing I do different, is par boil the potatoes.

  • Cherelle

    What a lovely light lunch definitely would do it again. I did find though it took 20mins but who cares!

  • Zoe

    Delicious and so easy to do. After 15 mins I opened the parcels, added the pesto and then put back in the oven for another 5 mins. Potatoes were perfect. Also, I marinaded the salmon first in white wine and herbs.

  • Sarah

    Absolutely delicious, beautiful flavours! Potato has to be very thinly sliced to cook in 15 minutes- but it does if finely sliced! We served with roasted vine tomatoes and green beans cooked separately- perfect!

  • Smokey The Cat

    I've just pinched this off my owners plate & can say it's one of the best salmon dishes I've sunk my fangs into. I hope they make it again & soon but serve me a plate instead of me having have to pinch it... yummy 😸

  • Claire

    Lovely salmon, tastes great with the chives and pesto. Very easy to follow, only some slight confusion when trying to wrap the salmon with the baking paper.

  • Terry

    Simply amazing and so quick to make! I used sweet potato instead and the flavours were simply divine.

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  • Nichola

    Delicious! Potatoes needed an extra 5 minutes in the oven though.

  • Dana

    Salmon tasted nice, but the potatoes didn't cook at all. I advise pre cooking the potatoes before making the parcels