Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
Easy and elegant, your guests will think you a gourmet chef! Ready made puff pastry and a little time for preparation are all you need to impress. Original Source: Bon Appetit Magazine
- 2 (397 g) packages frozen puff pastry (Thawed)
- 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets (3/4 inch thick)
- 6 tablespoons shallots (minced)
- 5 tablespoons tarragon
- 4 teaspoons dill
- 1 egg, beaten to blend (used for glaze)
- 1⁄2 cup white wine
- 1⁄2 cup white wine vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup butter (chilled and diced)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Roll out pastry on a floured surface to create 4 12x6 squares. Place 1 salmon fillet in the centre of each rectangle about 3 inches in from and parallel to 1 short edge.
- Sprinkle each fillet with salt and pepper, 1 Tbsp of shallots and 1 tsp each of tarragon and dill. Brush edges of rectangles with some glaze. Fold long sides of pastry over fillets. Fold short edge of pastry over and roll up pastry to enclose fillets. Seal edges of pastry and place seam side down on baking sheet then brush the tops with glaze.
- Bake pastries until dough is golden brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, boil wine, vinegar and 2 Tbsps of shallots in a saucepan until liquid is reduced to 6 Tbsps, about 8 minutes.
- Remove pan from heat. Add butter 1 piece at a time whisking until melted before adding next piece.
- Whisk in 2 Tsps of tarragon and then season sauce with salt and pepper. Spoon sauce over salmon wellingtons before serving.
Superb! Made on Good Friday as my Fish Dish and my family devoured these little salmon parcels - what a GREAT idea for a meat free Wellington! Loved the Bearnaise style sauce with these too, a great find and saved for the future! Made for PAC Spring 2009.