Easy salmon en croûte

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.30 / 5 (60 votes)

Impressive to look at, but easy to make, Freedom Food’s fishy dish uses a pastry shortcut


1. Pre heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7

2. Unroll the puff pastry and cut out two oblong shapes that are slightly bigger than your chosen pieces of salmon. Place on a non-stick baking sheet and score gently using the tip of a sharp knife. Brush with the beaten egg. Bake in the oven for 6 -8 minutes or until risen and golden brown. Set aside.

3. Put the cream, cream cheese in a small saucepan and heat over a low heat. Add the lemon juice and pesto sauce and beat until smooth.

4. Reduce the oven temperature to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.

5. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Heat a frying pan and add the oil. Cook the fish for 3-4 minutes on each side. Place the salmon on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for a further 6-10 minutes.

6. place the salmon on a plate, pour the sauce over the salmon and top each one with an oblong of cooked pastry. Serve with potatoes and vegetables – we suggest crushed potatoes, asparagus and broad beans and mange tout.

RSPCA Freedom Food


  • ½ a 375g ready rolled puff pastry
  • 2x200 g salmon fillets, look for Freedom Food labelled
  • 4-5 tbsp double cream
  • 75 g cream cheese
  • ½ lemons, juice only
  • 1 tbsp pesto sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

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