Salmon Surprise

"Its a surprisingly delicious way of serving salmon, a surprise because when I first made it, I just put things in first and - then had to remember what I had done! Its a reasonably healthy dish too being a mixture of freshly cooked salmon, tomatoes etc. wrapped in puff pastry It serves a whole bunch of friends - either as a hot meal and wonderful at a buffet as you can prepare it well ahead of time and serve it cold."
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins
6-8 slices




  • Cook the rice in boiling water for 11-12 minutes, or until just cooked, dont overcook as it goes mushy. and rinse with cold water, drain and allow to cool.
  • Simmer the Salmon fillets, allow to cool then strip off any skin and remove the bones, break up the flesh unto small crumbly pieces.
  • heat up the butter in a medium sized saucepan and saute the onion gently for at least 3 minutes, add a tiny amount more butter, if it starts to stick, or a splash of water also does the trick.
  • Drain the tomatoes retaining some of the liquid, in case it gets too dry and simmer for 15 minutes and leave to cool.
  • Pre heat oven to 400-420.
  • Combine the rice with the onion and tomato mix, the flaked salmon, parsley lemon zest, h alf of the beaten egg and the juice, season with the pepper and salt.
  • Rollout the puff pastry to a large oblong about 12x16 inches. arrange the mix down the middle of the pastry like a meatloaf, brush the edges of te pastry with water and wrap the ends over then the sides.
  • Turn over and place on a lined biscuit tray, brush the top with the beaten egg, and snip vents along the top.
  • Bake for about 35-45 minutes in a hot oven.

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We now reside back in England after returning from Australia after most of our working life there. I have been fortunate enough to have lived in many countries when I was younger and therefore many of my recipes reflect this! Love to cook. love to travel too
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