The French call this recipe ‘Salmon en croute’ but it is basically fresh salmon coated with cream cheese, is desired, cooked inside pastry and it is delicious. It does not take long to make, especially if you use ready made pastry and it only takes 20 minutes to cook.
I used ready rolled puff pastry from the supermarket and some lovely fresh salmon and parsley from the market. I like cream cheese so I used that too. First, I cooked my salmon for 30 minutes in the oven with the parsley until it was almost cooked through but I could still handle it. Then I cut my pastry into squares, placed a piece of salmon on the pastry then spread cream cheese on the top of the salmon and folded my pastry over and crimped the edges. Brushed the whole thing with an egg wash and sliced the top to let the air out, then placed it on a baking tray.
Bake for 20 minutes in a hot oven 180C until nice and brown.
Take out of the oven but leave on the tray so it does not loose the heat. I baked some potatoes in a cream cheese sauce whilst the oven was on and served this with peas and carrots. I also made a fish sauce with a fish stock cube, water, cream and balsamic vinegar. I had only clean plates afterwards so it must have been good.