What To Serve With Salmon En Croute?

Salmon en Croute is a dish that is full of flavor and elegance. It’s easy to make, but it needs to be served with something on the side.

Here are what to serve with Salmon en Croute:

  • Baked Potatoes
  • Green Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Yogurt and Cucumber
  • Green Beans with Bacon
  • And many more.

What other type of food should you serve this meal with? And how to prepare them? We’ll cover some great options for what to serve with salmon en Croute in this blog post!

What is Salmon en Croute?

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Salmon en Croute with Green Salad. Credit: canva

About

Salmon en Croute is a French dish that uses puff pastry dough to encase salmon fillets.

You can use fish or seafood in this dish, but salmon is always a winner.

Salmon en Croute is a little expensive and difficult to make than your average dinner.

But it is the perfect dinner for a special occasion. It has been a luxury dish for 100 years now.

What Does Salmon en Croute Mean?

Salmon en Croute is french for ‘salmon in a crust.’ Croute means crust, so ‘en croute’ refers to anything in a pastry crust.

Salmon en Croute Vs. Salmon Wellington: What’s the Difference?

Generally, Salmon en Croute is the same as Salmon Wellington.

The difference between these dishes is that the Salmon en Croute is shaped like a cylinder. The salmon Wellington is more flat and rectangular.

How Many Calories Are in a Salmon en Croute?

Salmon En Croute (1 serving) contains 44.6g total carbs, 42g net carbs, 35g fat, 18g protein, and 557 calories.

Salmon is relatively low in calories. For example, a 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of farmed salmon has only 206 calories, and wild salmon has even fewer at 182 calories.

What to Serve with Salmon en Croute?

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Salmon en Croute with Baked Potatoes and Peas. Credit: canva

From fresh salads to crispy potatoes, there’s not much to go with salmon. 

Baked Potatoes

Salmon and potatoes go beautifully together.

If you want to serve baked potatoes with your Salmon en Croute, then make sure that they are hot before serving them alongside the dish (they’ll take about 45 minutes in a conventional oven at 400 degrees F).

Potatoes can be served with lots of different toppings, but if you’re looking for something classic, then try some melted butter, salt, and black pepper.

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, then why not try sour cream, chives, and crispy bacon?

Green Salad

A green salad is always a good option when considering what to serve with salmon en route.

Salmon and green salads are made for each other, so it’s a great idea to try.

It is well known that this fish goes nicely with fresh salad ingredients like tomatoes and cucumbers!

You could also add in some slices of avocado if you want something more decadent or croutons to give your salad an extra crunchy texture.

Potato Salad

Potatoes are always great to serve with Salmon en Croute.

Whether you make classic potato salad or try something new like a warm German-style potato salad, there’s nothing better than spuds and fish together.

Yogurt and Cucumbers

This is an excellent option if you want to serve something on the side that’s fresh and healthy.

You’ll need some yogurt, cucumber (peeled), mint leaves, salt, pepper for this one!

Just mix all of these ingredients until they’re well combined, and enjoy!

Green Beans with Bacon

If you’re looking for something a little more indulgent to serve with your Salmon en Croute, then why not try green beans with bacon?

This dish is simple, but it’s always a hit.

Just fry some bacon until it’s nice and crispy, then add in the green beans and cook them until they’re tender—season with salt and pepper to taste.

You could also add a little garlic if you want something extra delicious!

salmon en croute with salad

Fruit Salad

A fruit salad is always an excellent way to finish off a meal, and it’s perfect when served with Salmon en Croute.

There are so many different fruits that you can use in a fruit salad to mix and match to create something perfect for you.

Some of our favorites include strawberries, blueberries, bananas, apples, and pears.

Just chop up your fruit into small pieces and combine them in a bowl. Drizzle over some honey or maple syrup. If you want something sweet, then serve!

Parmesan Cheese

If you want to serve something a little more indulgent with your Salmon en Croute, then why not try Parmesan cheese?

You’ll need some grated parmesan cheese, fresh parsley leaves (chopped), lemon juice, and lemon zest.

Just mix these ingredients until they’re well combined, and enjoy!

Sweet Potatoes

This is a really simple dish to make, and it’s perfect when served with Salmon en Croute.

You’ll need some sweet potatoes (peeled), olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin powder for this one!

Just cut up your sweet potatoes into small chunks of whatever size you want, then place them in an oven dish. Toss with the olive oil, salt, and pepper until they’re well combined, then roast in an oven for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Sprinkle over some cumin powder just before serving!

Lemon Butter Sauce

This sauce is quick and easy to make, but it tastes delicious drizzled over Salmon en Croute.

You’ll need some butter (melted), lemon juice, and salt for this one!

Just mix all of these ingredients until they’re well combined, and enjoy!

Crispy Potatoes

This is an excellent option if you want to serve something with your Salmon en Croute that’s hearty and filling.

You’ll need some potatoes, oil for frying, salt, pepper, cumin powder for this one!

Just cut the potatoes into small chunks of whatever size you like (no bigger than about an inch), then heat some oil in a frying pan. Add the potatoes and fry until they’re golden brown and crispy—season with salt, pepper, and cumin powder to taste. Enjoy!

Dauphinoise Potatoes

Dauphinoises are mashed potatoes that are layered between thin slices of ham.

Dauphinoise potatoes are similar to dauphinoise potatoes, except they are made without ham.

French Fries

If you’re looking for something simple and classic to serve with your Salmon en Croute, then why not try some French fries?

Just chop up your potatoes into thin french fry-style slices, then deep fry until they’re golden brown and crispy—season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Risotto

This is an excellent option if you’re looking for a filling dish to serve with Salmon en Croute.

You’ll need some Arborio rice, onions (diced), garlic cloves (crushed), white wine, vegetable broth or chicken stock, salt, and pepper for this one!

Just cook the onion in a pan until it’s soft and translucent, then add the Arborio rice and garlic. Stir for a couple of minutes, then pour over some white wine (or chicken broth) until it’s all absorbed by the rice.

Now start adding your hot stock little by little; you’ll need to stir continuously as you do this! This will take about 20-25 minutes altogether.

Season with salt and pepper to taste, then serve. Enjoy!

Green Beans Almondine

This is a really simple dish to make, but it’s perfect when served alongside Salmon en Croute.

You’ll need some green beans (trimmed), butter, slivered almonds, lemon juice, and salt for this one.

Just cook the green beans in a pan until they’re slightly softened, then add in some butter, slivered almonds, lemon juice, and salt. Stir until everything is well combined, and enjoy!

Avocado

This is another really simple dish that’s great when served alongside Salmon en Croute.

You’ll need some ripe avocados, olive oil, salt, and pepper for this one!

Just cut up an avocado into small cubes of whatever size you like (no bigger than about half an inch). Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper until they’re well combined. Enjoy!

Banana Salsa

This is an excellent option if you want to serve something with your Salmon en Croute that’s fresh and fruity. You’ll need some ripe bananas (peeled), lime juice, cilantro leaves (chopped), red onion (diced), jalapeno (seeded and diced), salt for this one! Just mix all of these ingredients until they’re well combined. Enjoy!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

This is another excellent option if you want to serve something with your Salmon en Croute that’s hearty and filling.

You’ll need some sweet potatoes, oil for frying, salt, pepper, cumin powder for this one!

Just cut the sweet potatoes into small chunks of whatever size you like (no bigger than about an inch), then heat some oil in a frying pan.

Add the sweet potatoes and fry until they’re golden brown and crispy—season with salt, pepper, and cumin powder to taste. Enjoy!

Skillet Cornbread

This is an excellent option if you want to serve something with your Salmon en Croute simple and traditional.

You’ll need some flour, cornmeal (finely ground), baking powder, salt, eggs (beaten), milk (warmed up) for this one. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, then add the wet ingredients. Mix until everything is well combined, then pour into a greased skillet.

Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20-25 minutes or until it’s golden brown and cooked through. Enjoy!

Sour Cream and Chive Biscuits

This is another excellent option if you want to serve something with your Salmon en Croute simple and traditional. You’ll need some flour, baking powder (heaping tablespoon), salt (a pinch), butter (cold and cubed), sour cream (thickened by stirring in a teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar), chives (finely chopped).

Just mix the dry ingredients, then add in the cubed butter.

After this has been cut into small chunks, stir in your sour cream and chives until everything is well combined, but be careful not to over-mix! Then spoon out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20-25 minutes or until they’re golden brown and cooked through. Enjoy!

Anchovy Sauce/Hollandaise

This is another excellent option if you want to serve something with your Salmon en Croute that’s simple but elegant. You’ll need some butter, egg yolks, dijon mustard, salt/pepper for this one.

Just melt the butter in a pan over low heat, then set aside to cool slightly. In a bowl, whisk together some egg yolks with some Dijon mustard and salt/pepper until it starts thickening up (just like you would make Hollandaise sauce). Then slowly pour in the melted butter while whisking constantly. Once everything is well combined, taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. Enjoy!

Roasted Asparagus

This is an excellent option if you want to serve something with your Salmon en Croute that’s healthy and filling.

You’ll need some asparagus spears (trimmed), oil, salt/pepper for this one. Just toss the asparagus spears with some olive oil and season to taste (with salt/pepper), then roast in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven until they’re tender (about 20-30 minutes depending on thickness).

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This is another excellent option if you want to serve something with your Salmon en Croute that’s healthy and filling.

You’ll need some Brussels sprouts (halved), oil, salt/pepper for this one. Just toss the Brussels sprouts with some olive oil and season to taste (with salt/pepper), then roast in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven until they’re tender (about 20-30 minutes depending on thickness).

Radish Chopped Salad

This is another excellent option if you want to serve something with your Salmon en Croute that’s healthy and filling.

You’ll need some radishes (thinly sliced), cucumbers, lettuce/greens of choice, scallions (finely chopped), red onion (sliced thin) for this one. Just chop up all of your veggies and mix in a bowl.

You’ll need some olive oil, rice vinegar, honey, salt/pepper for the dressing. Just whisk everything together until it’s well combined, then pour over your salad and give everything a good stir. Enjoy!

Lemon Herb Steamed Cauliflower

This is another excellent option if you want to serve something with your Salmon en Croute that’s healthy and filling.

You’ll need some cauliflower (cut into florets), olive oil, salt/pepper for this one. First, steam the cauliflower until tender, then toss with a little bit of olive oil and season to taste (with salt/pepper). Enjoy!

Sautéed Spinach

This is another excellent option if you want to serve something with your Salmon en Croute that’s healthy and filling.

You’ll need some spinach (washed and dried), olive oil, garlic cloves (minced), salt/pepper for this one. Just sauté the garlic cloves in some olive oil until golden, then add the spinach and cook until it’s wilted down. Season to taste (with salt/pepper) and enjoy!

Pesto Grilled Zucchini

This is another excellent option if you want to serve something with your Salmon en Croute that’s healthy and filling.

You’ll need some zucchini (sliced into rounds), pesto, olive oil, salt/pepper for this one. Just brush the zucchini slices with some olive oil, then grill on a preheated grill until they’re tender and slightly charred (about 15 minutes). Then spread or dip the grilled zucchini in some pesto and enjoy!

Brown Rice Pilaf

This is another excellent option if you want to serve something with your Salmon en Croute that’s healthy and filling.

You’ll need some brown rice (uncooked), olive oil, onion (diced), garlic cloves (minced), salt/pepper for this one. Just sauté the garlic cloves in some olive oil until golden, then add in the onion and cook until translucent (about five minutes). Then stir in the uncooked brown rice and season to taste (with salt/pepper) and enjoy!

How to Make Salmon en Croute?

This basic recipe is one of the simplest and easiest Salmon en Croute recipes. However, the result is so satisfying.

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Spinach filling:

  • 70 grams (⅓ cup) unsalted butter
  • 2 Shallots chopped
  • 100 grams (1 cup) mushrooms we used chanterelle Gia garlic puree
  • 220 grams Fresh Spinach (you can also use fresh baby spinach)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • sprinkle Kosher Salt
  • 70 grams (¾ cup) Breadcrumbs
  • 200 grams (4oz) Creamcheese
  • 10 grams fresh dill chopped

Salmon and Pastry:

  • 700 g (1 ½ lb) half salmon filet (skinless salmon fillet)
  • 2 pack ready-rolled puff pastry sheet
  • 1 egg whisked

Instructions

Creamed spinach filling:

  1. In a pan, heat the butter over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, shallots, and garlic, and cook until the shallots are soft.
  2. Add spinach, black pepper & pinch of salt, cook until spinach has wilted.
  3. Add the cream cheese, breadcrumbs, and chopped dill to a mixing bowl. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Salmon en croute:

  1. Preheat the oven 180°c Fan /200° C /400° F /gas mark 6
  2. Lay baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place 1 ready-rolled puff pastry sheet onto the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Place a piece of salmon on a puff pastry sheet. Spread the cheesy spinach mixture filling on top of the salmon fillet.
  5. Place the second layer of puff pastry on top of the fish and spinach, press it down around the edges.
  6. Trim off any excess dough, and fold the first sheet of pastry to meet the second.
  7. Using a fork, seal the two sheets together around the edges.
  8. With a sharp knife, score the top of the box in a criss-cross pattern. Make sure you don’t cut too deep with this technique.
  9. Brush the pastry with the whisked egg all over.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  11. Remove from the oven, let it cool, and serve immediately.

Tips

  • Make the cheesy spinach mixture a few hours in advance.
  • Allow several hours for the puff pastry to thaw and cut it ahead of time. Keep the refrigerator tightly sealed in plastic wrap while the dough is chilling.
  • To make ahead: Up to 1 day in advance, you can prepare the salmon fillets and wrap them in puff pastry.
  • To store: Place leftover salmon in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • To freeze: Store in an airtight freezer-safe storage container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

FAQs

What would you serve with Salmon en Croute?

There are many options to pair with this recipe.

You can serve it with a simple side of steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, brown rice pilaf, or even pesto zucchini. You can also try some fresh salad on the side if you’re feeling adventurous!

How do you stop Salmon en Croute going soggy?

The bottom of anything baked or cooked in a croûte may be ‘wet.’ To prevent this, wrap it in a very thin crepe or omelet before covering anything with pastry.

What do you drink with salmon, Wellington?

It will likely be rich and creamy, so try an old vine Chenin Blanc or a Chardonnay that is yet to provide.

How do I cook frozen salmon en croute?

Cooks directly from the freezer. After resting for 15 minutes, carve with a serrated knife and a fish slice to keep the cuts neat.