Salmon Puff Pastry Parcels

I try not to cook with too much pastry as i know it’s not massively good for you but every now and then it’s gotta be done!! Haha!

So tonight i’ve made a couple of different versions just to try a few things out…firstly a pesto one which is one of Alfie’s favourite things…pasta pesto is usually his request whenever his sister is away who isn’t a pasta fan!!!!…so we’re going with pesto today but with added hidden veg! All blitzed up in a food processor so hopefully Alfie will still think it’s the same delicious pesto he’s used to!

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I have also tried out a complelety different version, for recipe testing purposes!!….a curried version..yum yum! Both so simple to make – promise!

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So for the pesto version start by grabbing yourself a food processor and add a handful of spinach, a handful of grated courgette and 1 tbsp of your fave pesto (homemade is all the better but for a quick cheats pesto i’m using a Sacla pesto…SACLA PESTO)

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….then simply whizz until all combined!

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For the curied version all you need is 1 tbsp curry paste, some fresh coriander leaves and some grated courgette….

So now you need to roll out your pastry. I’m using JUS ROLwhich has parchment paper underneath it. Roll the pastry out with the paper still underneath.

Cut your salmon fillets in half. A whole fillet with pastry etc is too much for my kids so I half them but feel free to go in whole and then just cut once cooked??

Either way place your salmon onto your pastry leaving a space around the edges and then cut a square out of the pastry..

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Top with your choice of topping so either the veggie packed pesto or the curry paste,  a few coriander leaves and some grated courgette…

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Then cut a similar shaped piece of pastry out and then place on top.

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Crimp with a fork all around the edges, trim off any excess and egg wash and then place onto a baking tray with the parchment still underneath. You also then need to make some slits on the top to allow the steam to escape…

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I’ve made an A for Alfie here and a M for Maisie!!…i apologise for the lack of creative talent here!!!!! I never was very good at art!…but feel free to decorate as you please!!!!!!

Then you can either cover this and pop back into the fridge or simply pop straight into a preheated oven at 180C for around 15 mins…

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Serve with some new potatoes or mash and some veggies!

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So here’s what you’ll need:

For the Pesto version:

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 roll of puff pastry – I used jus-rol
  • Pesto – I used Sacla
  • Handful of spinach
  • Handful of grated courgette
  • Egg – lightly beaten
  • To serve – Boiled new potatoes or mash and some green veg

Or for the curried version you’ll need:

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 roll of puff pastry – I used jus-rol
  • 1 tbsp curry paste
  • Fresh coriander
  • Handful of grated courgette
  • Egg – lightly beaten
  • To serve – Boiled new potatoes or mash and some green veg

 

and here’s what you need to do:

  • Start by making your veggie boosted pesto…so into your mini food processor add 1 tbsp pesto, 1 large handful of spinach and 1 handful of grated courgette and then blitz until smooth.
  • Cut your salmon fillets in half.
  • Now roll out your pastry onto a board. Place one of your salmon fillets on the pastry towards the top left hand side of your pastry allowing a little room all the way around the salmon, about 1 – 1.5 cm each side.
  • Now coat your salmon with your topping, so either the pesto OR your 1 tbsp curry paste, some grated courgette and a few coriander leaves.
  • Next cut around the pastry with the 1cm gap. Now cut another sheet of pastry out the same size and place on top of the salmon.
  • Now use a fork to crimp the edges all the way around. then cut off any excess pastry and leave aside.
  • Repeat the process for the remaining fillets. You may need to re-roll any leftover pastry for the final fillet.
  • Once you’ve made all of your parcels, simply make some slits on the top, then egg wash and then place onto a baking tray.
  • You can keep this in the fridge covered until you’re ready to cook…otherwise simply place into a preheated oven at 180C for around 15 mins…
  • Serve with some boiled new potatoes or mash potato and some green veg.

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xx

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