Oh my god you guys – time is flying by! I can’t believe September is already halfway. It seems like yesterday when we were put in home office (and still at home 6 months later). I have been gathering and trying more recipes, and this one is actually SUPER easy and really nice!
I make this recipe every other week now, because it’s so nice and you can actually make this in 15 min (+ 30 min oven time).
- Puff pastry (1 sheet for 2 people)
- Fresh salmon (more or less 200g per person)
- Herb cheese (Boursin garlic & herbs or general creamy cheese with herbs) – I use one full package for 1 puff pastry
- Cooked spinach (optional, can be pre-bought frozen)
- 1 egg yolk, whisked
- Dill (optional)
How to make it
It’s up to you if you want to make 1 big Salmon puff, or 2 smaller ones. I usually cut the puff pastry in half to have 2 portions.
First, preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (circulating air). Take your puff pastry from the fridge and roll it out. Cover it with a nice, thick layer of the herb cheese. Go wild! I learned that it’s better to exaggerate a bit, because the puff pastry will absorb some. Make sure to leave about 1 cm of free space on the edges. Put the piece of salmon in the middle of the lower half and season it a bit with the dill. Cover it with the cooked spinach (optional). Then fold the puff pastry over the salmon and press the ends with the teeth of a fork to seal. Finish off by giving it an egg yolk wash and pop it in the oven for 30 min. Optional is to make a few little cuts in the pastry.
In the meantime, you can prepare whatever side dish you want to serve with it. I had some spare tomatoes and used leftover spinach as well.
When the middle bit looks golden brown, it’s done! Look at this beauty: