Salmon on a Bed of Leeks

Salmon on a Bed of Leeks

Try this French-inspired dish the next time you serve salmon.


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Serves: 2 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins

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Ingredients Convert to Metric

  • 1 bunch leeks (3 to 4)
  • 2 tsp butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or vermouth
  • 2 salmon fillets (about 5 oz each)
  • 1 dash each of salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp grated Gruyere cheese


Trim green tops and root ends from leeks; slit vertically into quarters, leaving 1/3 inch intact at root end. Separate sections and wash under cold running water; drain well.

In 10-inch sauté pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add leeks and cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often, until leeks are wilted. Stir in wine, arrange salmon on leeks, lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 5 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over salmon, cover and cook another 3 to 5 minutes or until salmon is opaque around edges and firm, and cheese is melted.

Transfer to warm dinner plate with broad spatula and serve immediately.

Thanks to National Fisheries Institute, adapted by CalorieKing