So, I am going to apologize in advance for not having more photos to share of this easy, yet elegant dish. I honestly had planned to take more but did not move fast enough. It was gone before I had a chance to take any more!
Of course the lighting was awful for the one picture I did manage to snap.
That being said - this dish was soooooo easy to make. It literally took 40 minutes from start to finish (providing you have the pie dough already made).
I can't remember exactly what I was looking up but I happened upon a photo of a salmon steak cooked in pastry and thought it looked interesting. I had made pie dough in preparation for the craft fair so stole a piece of it to make this.
It was really, really, REALLY good. Especially with the white wine sauce I made to accompany it.
Salmon in Pastry
pastry dough, 1/3 of this recipe
1 lb salmon steak, skin removed
2 cups spinach leaves
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
white wine sauce
1 Tbsp butter
2 tsp flour
1 cup white wine
1 tsp dried parsley
pinch garlic salt
Preheat oven to 400. Line cookie tray with parchment paper.
Roll out pastry dough so you can wrap salmon completely.
Place 2 cups spinach leaves in center of dough, sprinkle with chopped garlic.
Place raw salmon steak on top of spinach bed. Gently fold pastry up over salmon and pinch to seal.
Using a large flipper, gently invert pastry bundle onto cookie tray so that the seam is now on the bottom. Poke a couple of hole in the pastry with a knife to vent the steam.
Cook at 400 for 30 minutes, or until salmon is cooked.
While the salmon is in the oven you can make your white wine sauce.
Melt butter over medium heat. Slowly whisk in flour until smooth. Slowly whisk in white wine, a little at a time, until it is all incorporated. Add your pinch of garlic salt and parsley.
Bring to a gentle boil. Turn down to simmer and continue whisking until sauce is reduced in half. This takes about 10 - 15 minutes.
To serve: Place a slice of the salmon in pastry on your plate and drizzle with a spoonful or two of the white wine sauce.
I still can't believe how easy this was to prepare. It looks very Martha Stewart. I served it with potato wedges that I drizzled with olive oil, minced garlic and parsley and fresh boiled carrots on the side. If you are looking for a dish to impress your guests - this is the one. They will think you are a super genius and the best part is it is sooooooooo easy peasy!