Monday, April 23, 2007

Salmon with Puff Pastry and Pesto

Another winner this weekend! I'm trying to empty out my freezer a little bit to make space for an ice cream maker for the summer and we have a ton of salmon from our last trip to Costco....I remembered the raves this recipe got on the message boards so I decided to give it a try! Plus it's a change from the way we ususally prepare salmon and I LOVE pesto so I was sure we would love it! And we DID!

This was so easy to put together, I couldn't believe took all of 10 minutes to prepare! It was soooo delicious and so nice on the plate that it would be a great recipe to serve to guests! This is my new favourite go-to salmon recipe! It's definitely not light because of the puff pastry but it's so amazing, it's worth the splurge for the extra calories! Hmmm mmmm.....

Salmon with Puff Pastry and Pesto
Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis - Everyday Italian

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.


Kristen said...

This looks great. I have puff pastry in my freezer waiting for a good occasion. I think I just found it! Thanks!

kellypea said...

It's lunchtime, I haven't eaten, I have salmon thawing in the fridge and unused puff pastry in the cheese drawer....Yup -- a jar of pesto left over from pizzas. Woo Hoo. Looks like this may be our dinner. If so, I'll post tomorrow and let you know how it goes. Yum.