Fish and Shellfish: Fish Dishes: Salmon on a Bed of Leeks

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

Author: National Fisheries Institute, adapted by CalorieKing
Date: August 06, 2009

Serves: 2 person(s)

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins


    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.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:352 cals
Kilojoules:1,469 kJ
Fat:9.3 g
Carbohydrates:24.3 g
Protein:32.8 g
Cholesterol:82.0 mg
Sodium:270 mg
Saturated Fat:2.7 g
Fiber:2.8 g
Calcium:182.0 mg
Total Sugars:8.3 g

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