It’s beach season which means we’ve got to get in that protein to keep our body looking hot and fresh. It also has to be delicious because who wants to eat something that isn’t tasty? So add an Easy Puff Pastry Salmon to your day and get everything started off right. That’s exactly what I am enjoying for lunch and what you will want after seeing this recipe!
What You Will Need to Make Easy Puff Pastry Salmon:
- 1 very ripe avocado (optional-but adds a nice flavor and creamy texture to the dish)
- 2 sheets of frozen puff pastry
- 1 pound of quality salmon
How to Make Easy Puff Pastry Salmon:
- Allow the puff pastry to thaw and warm enough that you can work with it, ideally not allowing it to come all the way to room temperature though. Tip: laying it on parchment paper ahead of time will help prevent sticking to the surface as you work with it.
- Cut the raw salmon into evenly sized and shaped pieces, I cut the pound into five pieces, more or less could certainly be done.
- Lay the cut pieces of fish on top of the pastry. Do not cut the pastry until you have mapped out how much of the dough you will need to go around each piece of fish. You’ll want to plan enough to wrap all the way around the salmon with a little extra to pinch it closed.
- Carefully make your cuts and then spread some of the avocado on top of the salmon piece before wrapping tightly closed. Simply fold the pastry similar to wrapping a present.
- Place each piece, fold/seam side down, back onto the parchment paper that is on a tray. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 400 degrees or until the internal temperature of the salmon hits 145 degrees and the pastry has puffed up and is golden brown. The actual cook time may vary greatly depending on the final size, thickness, shape and weight of each piece so do be sure to check that temperature.
- Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Then Enjoy!