Sunday, December 13, 2009

DC's Challenge - Salmon en Croute

The 2009 Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Simone of Junglefrog Cooking. Simone chose Salmon en Croute (or alternative recipes for Beef Wellington or Vegetable en Croute) from Good Food Online.

This was a fun recipe.
I enjoyed making and eating it.
It's also something I would make again.
Yay! Three out of three!
So basically it is salmon with a cream/spinach sauce in a pastry crust.
Now....I'm going to share a secret family recipe.
For crust.
3 ingredients
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of cold butter
1/4 cup - with one egg
and if their is room in the cup measure liquid of your choice
I used orange juice this time, but I've used wine, other juices and milk in the past.

Grind your flour and butter together. Mix your egg and liquid together.

Mix egg/liquid into flour/butter. Form into a ball and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Roll out the dough.

This dough is very nice to work with and can be rolled out paper thin, if you want.

Cutting out some shapes for the top of the salmon packages.

I made this in November, so leaves seemed appropriate.

$1 fillet of salmon topped with cream cheese, spinach, dill, a little onion, salt and pepper.

Egg washing pastry cut outs on to the salmon packages.

Pastry leaves.

More egg washing.

After baking.

Looks fancy.
Was cheap.
Tasted great!


  1. Will definitely try your secret family recipe for the crust. Looks yummy!

  2. your family recipe is just like mine. adore your step by step pictures and the result looks delicious.

  3. Great job on the challenge, glad you liked it so much! And thanks for sharing your secret recipe for the crust - sounds like a good one!

  4. Looks great! Nice and flaky pastry :) Dill sounds like a lovely addition to the salmon too!

  5. Ah... I should have probably had your secret recipe before starting this challenge! Love your results. Well done!

  6. The crust recipe sounds like a great idea :) Good job on the challenge!

  7. Your pastry looks sooo much better than mine - great job!

  8. Youe salmon en croute turned out beautiful and I love love love the step by step photos! Beatifully done all around, and now I have to wipe the drool off my