This salmon Wellington recipe takes your basic salmon to a whole new level. The savory baked puff pastry is filled with a cheesy sauteed spinach and seasoned salmon fillets.
Salmon Wellington, also known as Salmon En Croute is a savory dish of seasoned salmon that is placed on a bed of cheesy sautéed spinach and wrapped into puff pastry dough. Lastly, It is then brushed with egg wash and baked in the oven.
This savory puff pastry recipe is a fancy dinner that anyone will appreciate.
This recipe was originally posted on Dec 30, 2015, we’ve tweaked it a bit since then. This post has Amazon affiliate links for tools we used to make this recipe.
Try these other delicious salmon recipes-
Panko Crusted Salmon– with lemony garlic mayonnaise and crispy panko Parmesan crust.
Pesto Butter Salmon– baked with fresh basil pesto butter.
Grilled Cedar plank Salmon– seasoned in a garlicky cumin spice rub.
How to make Salmon En Croute
- Sauté butter, garlic, and shallots in skillet. Then add the wine, cream cheese, spinach, bread crumbs, and grated Parmesan.
- Roll and cut the thawed puff pastry into 4 pieces (10×14) inches.
- Place the salmon onto the puff pastry, add cheesy spinach mixture on top. Brush edges with egg wash, then fold the puff pastry over the salmon.
- Transfer the salmon a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, brush with egg wash and bake at 390 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes.
Ingredients for Salmon En Croute
- salmon fillets
- salt and pepper to taste
- unsalted butter
- white wine
- cream cheese
- baby spinach
- plain breadcrumbs
- shredded parmesan cheese
- puff pastry
What to serve with Salmon Wellington
- we have a wild brown rice recipe we love to serve with fish.
- make it a healthy meal by adding quinoa a side.
- or make it a low carb dinner and serve it with steamed vegetables and a green salad
- our go-to serving suggestion is mashed potatoes
- or go above and beyond and serve it with these cheesy scalloped potatoes
- you can serve pesto salmon with any kind of pasta; we prefer orzo or couscous
TIME-saving TIPS to make salmon wellington-
- Make the cheesy spinach mixture a few hours in advance.
- Thaw and cut the puff pastry a few hours prior to assembly. In the meantime keep it the refrigerator tightly wrapped in plastic wrap.
This salmon wellington recipe was featured in Women’s Day Magazine. Find the article HERE
- Season the salmon with salt and pepper to taste.
- In a pan, heat butter, chopped shallots, and garlic over medium heat. Sauté until the shallots become translucent.
- Bring the heat to high and add the white wine. Let the liquid cook out for about 5 minute, then add the cream cheese and sauté for 1 minute.
- Lastly, add the spinach, bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese. Sauté just until the the spinach softens.
- Unfold the puff pastry onto a light floured surface and roll out the 2 sheets, then cut them in half. So you end up with 4 pieces. I made each piece about 10X 14 inches.
- Place each seasoned salmon fillet in the middle of each puff pastry sheet. Depending on the size of the fillet, you may need to roll out the puff pastry a little more or less. Leave about 2 inches around the edges.
- Divide the spinach mixture into 4 equal parts and evenly spread it on top of the 4 fillets. Then brush the edges of the puff pastry with egg wash (1 egg + 1 tsp water).
- Begin folding the the puff pastry over starting with the longer side. When folding over the short edges, brush more of the egg wash before folding.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the salmon wellington seam side down.
- Make crosshatch slits on top of the Wellington with a knife. Then brush with more egg wash.
- Bake at 390 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.