This Salmon Dish Gives Beef a Run For Its Money

September 16, 2019
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Salmon Wellington

A moist, flaky, and savory baked salmon dish inspired by the beef wellington.

Course Main Course
Cuisine English
Keyword salmon, wellington
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Author Abba Lee


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 5 oz fresh spinach
  • 1 tspn salt for spinach
  • 1 tspn black pepper for spinach
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1 sheet puff pastry room temperature
  • 1 salmon fillet
  • 1 tspn salt for salmon
  • 1 tspn black pepper for salmon
  • 1 egg beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. In a pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add the garlic and onions, cooking until translucent.

  3. Add the spinach, salt, and pepper, cooking until spinach is wilted.

  4. Add the breadcrumbs, cream cheese, parmesan, and dill, stirring until mixture is evenly combined. Remove from heat and set aside.

  5. On a cutting board, smooth out the sheet of puff pastry. Place the salmon in the middle of the pastry and season both sides with salt and pepper.

  6. Place several spoonfuls of the spinach mixture on top of the salmon, smoothing it out so that it does not spill over the sides.

  7. Fold the edges of the puff pastry over the salmon and spinach, starting with the longer sides and then the shorter ends. Trim any excess pastry from the ends, then fold the ends on top. Flip the puff pastry-wrapped salmon over and transfer for a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  8. Brush the beaten egg on the top and sides of the pastry. Score the top of the pastry with a knife, cutting shallow diagonal lines to create a crosshatch pattern.

  9. Brush the top again with the egg wash.

  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until pastry is golden brown.


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