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Puff pastry is a freezer staple at my house. It’s often rolled around ham, cheese and honey mustard, then sliced and baked as an impromptu hors d’oeuvre. Or, made into divine desserts with little effort. Perhaps my favorite way to use this wonderful convenience product is in creating main dishes. Beef Wellington is a classic, and I’ve even developed a great Chicken Wellington, which I often serve in the autumn. But my "Wellington of the Moment" is Salmon Wellington.
The salmon and spinach layered in the puff pastry sheets is luscious as is, but a simple Cucumber and Dill Sauce can take this entrée over the top, so I’ve included the recipe. Begin your meal with a salad, and serve some cooked white rice on the side, for a simple-to-prepare, yet spectacular meal.
Unfold one pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll out slightly, then cut into rectangular thirds. Place a spinach-filled salmon fillet on one end of the pastry. Brush edges with the beaten egg, then fold other end of pastry over top and seal. Press edges with a fork to seal and create a decorative pattern. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pastry sheet and fillets.
Bake 25 minutes, until golden brown. Serve with Cucumber and Dill sauce, if desired.
Makes 6 servings.
Cucumber and Dill Sauce
Makes 1 1/2 cups sauce.