St. Patrick's Day Salmon with Leeks Recipe

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This recipe was also adapted from Margaret Johnson, a great Irish American author and chef. The flavor of the leeks and salmon together is just amazing. And it's a really easy dish. A complete winner!

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Servings: 4 servings


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  1. Leeks, a popular member of the onion family, are one of the oldest Irish vegetables and combine well with everything from potatoes to fish. Because of their distinctive flavor, leeks have been used most often as a flavoring, but more and more they're turning up on their own, often as a kind of bedding or nest for meat or fish fillets.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. In an ovenproof casserole dish large enough to hold all 4 steaks, combine leeks, water, olive oil, and lemon zest. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 20 minutes, stirring once half way through. Remove from oven, push leeks aside, and add steaks to the dish.
  3. Spoon leeks evenly over the fish, season with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Return to oven and bake, uncovered, until salmon is opaque, about 10 to12 minutes. To serve, divide the leeks onto four plates and top with the salmon steak.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 226g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 448  
Calories from Fat 270 60%
Total Fat 29.98g 37%
Saturated Fat 6.51g 26%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 118mg 5%
Potassium 745mg 21%
Total Carbs 1.82g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 1%
Sugars 0.47g 0%
Protein 40.6g 65%



  • laurel lee
    March 15, 2009
    I cannot wait to cook this dish. I was lucky enough to have this served to me and my family. We raved about it all the way home (even the kids!!!) Thanks John & Nancy - incredible dish.
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    • Nancy Miyasaki
      March 16, 2009
      This was a really fantastic main dish for our early St. Patrick's Day dinner.
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      • Yvette Bedrosian
        March 19, 2009
        I love salmon, and have had it cooked many wonderful ways, but this recipe quickly went to the top of my list. Whenever I cook with leek, they're always chopped fairly fine, but the texture of the thicker cut leek was fantastic. These ingredients really added flavor to the salmon without overpowering. I'm asking for this dish for my birthday!
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        • Erik Bedrosian
          March 20, 2009
          This was the best dish we had on St. Patrick's Day. Thank you, John for cooking it for us.
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          • Erin S.
            March 18, 2010
            This was a very delicious and healthy main dish that we enjoyed for dinner on St. Patrick's Day. However, I would eat this any other day for dinner as well. I used dried dill weed instead of fresh dill, and it turned out just fine. I'm sure it would have been much better if I had used fresh, but the grocery store didn't have fresh dill.
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            • ShaleeDP
              April 11, 2014
              I tried this recipe but used salmon chunks since the fillet here is quite pricey.. it tasted well and good too using 'sibuyas na mura' (young onion sprouts).
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              This is a variation


              • ShaleeDP
                January 24, 2014
                I really like salmon! I am going to put this to my to-try list. I will try it!

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