100 Happy Days – Day 34 (Salmon En Croute)

Salmon en croute

I bought some sheets of puff pastry a while ago and fancied making salmon en croute tonight for dinner. I’ve tried it before using homemade puff pastry, but I used margarine instead of proper butter and it turned out more like standard shortcrust pastry instead of puff pastry! This time, I just couldn’t be bothered doing it from scratch, so used the ready made stuff instead, and it tasted pretty good😀

Ingredients:
 1/4 of a 320g puff pastry sheet (I used Jus Rol)
 1 salmon fillet
 50g cream cheese
 50g spinach
 5g pesto
 Steamed vegetables
 Parsley sauce (I used a packet mix)
Method:
 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C
 2. Cut 1/4 of the pastry sheet and roll out to a size that will cover the salmon
 3. Cook the spinach and squeeze out as much of the water as possible
 4. Mix together the pesto and cream cheese
 5. Lay the spinach in the middle of the puff pastry sheet
 6. Put the cream cheese and pesto mix on top
 7. Lay the salmon on top
 8. Fold the puff pastry sheet to enclose the whole salmon and patch up any holes!
 9. Turn it over and cut some slits in the top to release the steam
 10. Place in the oven for around 25 minutes until the pastry is puffed and golden
 11. Serve with steam veg and a parsley sauce (I used a packet mix coz I'm lazy)
Mix together the cream cheese and pesto

Mix together the cream cheese and pesto

 

Cook the spinach, squeeze as much water as you can out of it, and lay in the middle of the puff pastry sheet

Cook the spinach, squeeze as much water as you can out of it, and lay in the middle of the puff pastry sheet

 

Put the cream cheese mix on top of the spinach

Put the cream cheese mix on top of the spinach

 

Lay the salmon fillet on top

Lay the salmon fillet on top

 

Fold over the puff pastry to fully enclose the salmon, and cover up any holes!

Fold over the puff pastry to fully enclose the salmon, and cover up any holes!

 

Turn it over and cut some slits on the top to release steam. Bake at 200 degrees for about 25 minutes

Turn it over and cut some slits on the top to release steam. Bake at 200 degrees for about 25 minutes

 

Serve with steamed vegetables and a parsley sauce!

Serve with steamed vegetables and a parsley sauce!

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