Tuesday, September 30, 2008

One of our favorites....

I just HAD to share this recipe. We've made it several times for ourselves or as a great dish when entertaining guests. We love it because it's quick and simple yet elegant and mmm mmm good. It doesn't leave you in the kitchen for hours and it's quick and simple clean up. Give it a try and let me know how you like it! Oh, and I usually pair it with buttered new potatoes and chives. Delish.

Salmon and Puff Pastry with Pesto


* 4 pieces of purchased puff pastry, each cut to be just larger than a piece of salmon
* 4 (4 to 6-ounce) pieces salmon
* 1/4 cup sliced almonds
* 1/4 cup purchased pesto
* 2 tomatoes, sliced


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

On a foil-lined baking sheet, place the 4 pieces of puff pastry. Also place the 4 pieces of salmon, being careful to make sure they are not touching. Sprinkle each piece of salmon with 1 tablespoon of the sliced almonds. Bake for 10 minutes.

To serve, place each piece of puff pastry on a plate. Top each puff pastry with 1 tablespoon of pesto. Top the pesto with 2 slices of tomatoes each. Top the tomatoes with the salmon and serve.


Jessica Martiele said...

That sounds good to me! As soon as I have a chance to run to the market, I'm gonna pick me up some puff pastry! By the way, do you use Buitoni pesto? If not, try it...it's my absolute favorite. Oh, and you might try topping the fish with chopped walnuts or with pine nuts for a variation...and slivered, drained oil-pack sundried tomatoes instead of fresh. And while you're at it, how about a dab of goat cheese between the fish and the pastry? Hmmmm...the possibilities are endless, and now I'm motivated. THANKS! :)