Salmon en Croute: A Delicious French Dish

Salmon en Croute is a delicious French dish that will amaze your taste buds! The salmon is wrapped in puff pastry and baked to perfection.

This dish is perfect for a special occasion or dinner guests. The best part is, it’s really easy to make at home.

What is Salmon en Croute?

It is a French dish containing salmon wrapped in puff pastry. The salmon is then baked until the pastry is golden brown and flaky.

En croute in French means “in the crust.” This dish is usually made with a puff pastry, but phyllo dough or shortcrust pastry can also be used.

Although quite similar, the dish is different from Wellington’s. In Wellington, the meat is completely enclosed in pastry, while en croute allows the salmon to peek through.

The presentation of this dish is what makes it so unique. It looks like you’ve slaved away in the kitchen for hours when it’s pretty simple to make.

How to Make It?

Making salmon en croute is quite simple.

  1. The first step is to preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Next, you’ll need to thaw your puff pastry. I like to do this the night before, so it’s completely thawed when I’m ready to use it.
  3. Once the pastry is thawed, roll it out onto a lightly floured surface. Then, cut the pastry into four equal-sized rectangles.
  4. Place one piece of salmon onto each rectangle of pastry. Season the salmon with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Then, fold up the sides of the pastry so that it completely covers the salmon. Make sure to seal the edges well, so the salmon doesn’t leak out during baking.
  6. Place the salmon onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and flaky.
  7. Serve immediately with your favorite sides.

What to Serve with the Dish

This dish can be served as an appetizer or main course. It is usually served with a lemon butter sauce or hollandaise sauce.

Salmon en Croute can be served with various side dishes, such as mashed potatoes, green beans, or rice.

No matter what you choose to serve with it, this dish is sure to impress your guests.

So, the next time you’re looking for a particular dish to make, give the dish a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Tips for Making the Dish

How to prevent from getting soggy

To prevent your salmon en croute from getting soggy, seal the edges of the pastry well.

You can also brush the pastry with an egg wash before baking. This will give the pastry a nice golden brown color and help prevent it from getting soggy.

What if I don’t have puff pastry?

If you don’t have puff pastry, you can use phyllo dough or shortcrust pastry.

How to store leftovers

Leftover salmon en croute can be stored in the fridge for up to two days.

To reheat, place the salmon onto a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until heated through.

How to freeze

To freeze, place the salmon onto a baking sheet and flash freeze for 30 minutes. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer-safe bag and store for up to three months.

When ready to eat, thaw overnight in the fridge and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until heated.

How to reheat

If you have leftovers, place the salmon onto a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until heated through.

I hope you enjoy this delicious French dish! Bon appetite!

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