salmon en croute

Salmon en Croute Recipe

This is the third Jamie Oliver recipe that I have adapted on my blog, so now you know how much I love the guy! His recipes are always so straight forward and easy AND delicious! When I saw the recipe for salmon en croute I knew I had to make it because I love anything that’s wrapped in puff pastry! His recipe calls for olive tapenade but since I didn’t have any, I added black olives instead. I also added red onions to add a little crunch and sweetness to the dish.

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The result was to die for! Crispy, flaky, buttery crust with the most tender piece of salmon topped with red onions, fresh mozzarella, basil, tomatoes and olives… Tasty, filling and so pretty to look at! Making this salmon en croute doesn’t take long either once the puff pastry dough has thawed. All there is to do is pile on the ingredients in the center of the dough, add a little extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper and close both ends. Brush the egg all over the puff pastry and bake for about 35 minutes. Et voila! Salmon en croute is ready!

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This dish is very filling and makes enough for a family of four to six. We had leftovers for a couple of days but I must admit that salmon en croute tastes much better when it’s fresh out of the oven. The flakiness of the crust is one of the best parts of the dish and unfortunately, doesn’t stay that way for very long before it gets a little soggy.

Serve this salmon en croute with something light on the side like a Japanese cabbage salad, sauteed green beans with fennel and garlic, or marinated zucchini slices.

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Salmon en Croute Recipe

This is an easy and delicious salmon en croute recipe adapted from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Cookbook.

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 people 1x
  • Category: Seafood
  • Cuisine: French
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Ingredients

  • all-purpose flour (for dusting)
  • 2 sheets puff pastry (such as Pepperidge Farm’s)
  • 1 pound salmon fillet (bones and skin removed)
  • 1/2 small red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 medium size tomatoes (sliced about 1/2-inch thick)
  • 1012 kalamata olives (pitted and sliced half)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1/4 pound fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Get yourself a large, flat sheet pan and dust it with flour. Dust a clean surface and a rolling pin with flour. Lay the puff pastry sheets one on top of the other. Roll out your puff pastry, dusting as you go, until it’s the same size as the sheet pan (about 12in x 6in).
  3. Place the pastry on your floured pan. Drizzle the salmon fillet with olive oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer to the pastry and place red onions on top. Slice the tomatoes and place them over the onions.
  5. Put half of the kalamata olives on top of the tomatoes and scatter the rest around the edges of the salmon fillet.
  6. Tear the mozzarella into pieces and scatter these on top. Pick the basil leaves and place them over the mozzarella. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  7. Gather up the sides of the pastry and pinch and push them together.
  8. Crack egg into a cup and beat it with a fork, then use a pastry brush to paint this egg wash all around the pastry edges.

To cook and serve your salmon en croute:

  1. Place the sheet pan at the very bottom of the preheated oven, with an empty sheet pan or cookie sheet on the shelf above to protect the top of it from getting too much heat.
  2. Cook for 35 minutes, then remove from the oven and serve immediately.

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