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Salmon and potato parcels

  • 4.37 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.

30 Reviews

  • Dana

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

  • Nichola

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

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  • Terry

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

  • 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.

  • 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 😸

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Cherelle

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

  • Deborah

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

  • Malini

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

  • Izzy

    Absolutely delicious, so simple.

  • Wendy

    Easy and tasty

  • Mrs Ashley

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

  • Barbara

    This looks really nice but how many calories?

  • Alexandra

    Very quick and easy and will make again

  • Kate

    I'm not much of a cook so this looked like a good option as something different from boring meat dishes and I was not disappointed. Super easy to make and tasted lovely with some green veg to accompany it. Perfect meal for a summer evening.

  • Chris

    Was very nice but a little watery. I did use fresh pasta which I think was the reason it didn't thicken up. Was very healthy and nice.

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  • Trudylicious 💕

    Made this meal this evening with broccoli.. just one word “delicious” 😋

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  • Alison

    Lovely flavours but potatoes don’t cook. Pre boil for 10 mins before putting them in the oven

  • Sammi

    Really easy but lovely meal!par boil the potatoes though 😉 x

  • Michael

    Par boil the potatoes. Otherwise great!

  • Becky

    This is so tasty. I read the comments before hand and boiled my potatoes a little before putting them into the parcels.

  • Becca

    Liked it! Very easy, very tasty. Even the children approved. Followed previous reviewers advice & boiled the potatoes for 5mins first. Also cooked the parcels in the oven for 20mins instead of 15. Served with green beans & roasted cherry tomatoes.

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  • Bojack40

    I should have read the reviews first. Par boil the potatoes. Fifteen mins isn’t enough, and more would be too much for the fish.

  • Natalie

    I agree that I should’ve read the reviews first and next time I’m going to try and boil the potatoes for five minutes beforehand. I cooked it for 20 minutes total even though the fish was done at 15 & still didn’t find the potatoes were done! However I am giving this five star because the flavours on the fish are exceptional. It really isn’t that much of an inconvenience to have to boil the potatoes first when you get a healthy meal that tastes this great!

  • ANN

    Delicious I would highly recommend