Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
As usual, I'm not sure where this recipe comes from, but we make it for small dinner parties. The parcels look so elegant, but the recipe takes no time at all! I make my own pesto with basil and mint for this, but you could use a jar pesto. Fresh is so much nicer tho!
- 6 (6 ounce) salmon fillets, skinned
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 16 ounces phyllo pastry
- 6 tablespoons pesto sauce (see my recipe)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or 2 tablespoons olive oil flavored cooking spray
- Season the fish with salt.
- Take two phyllo sheets and fold in half. Lay a piece of salmon on the phyllo, take care to tuck any tail piece under the salmon.
- Top each piece of salmon with at tablespoon of the pesto.
- Draw the phyllo up around the salmon and make a “knot” by twisting the phyllo so it stays in place.
- With scissors cut off any excess phyllo from the knot.
- Place each parcel on a non-stick cookie sheet. Refrigerate (covered with plastic wrap) until ready to cook.
- Heat your oven to 400°F Drizzle or spray the olive oil over each parcel.
- Cook in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes or until each parcel is golden brown.
This is a great recipe. Everyone loved it!! Great presentation
I am hesitant to review this recipe, but I feel I have to let the world know that this is a GREAT concept! I used the phyllo pastry and thought I had some pre-made pesto sauce, but it was not good anymore. So I improvised, I coated the salmon with cajun seasoning and put about a teaspoon and a half pad of butter on each piece of salmon, wrapped them up in the dough, sprayed the parcels with olive oil flavored cooking spray and cooked as directed. It was delicious, cooked to perfection, a very nice presentation. I can hardly wait to serve it to guests!
It doesn't get any easier than this. And it makes a nice presentation. My parcels don't look GaylaJ's photo, but I think my salmon pieces were bigger. I used my pesto (#123882) because I always keep frozen cubes of it for just this occasion. Great recipe.