If you love salmon and flaky puff pastry, you are going to love this recipe! This flaky salmon pie recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients, it’s fancy enough to make for a dinner party, and best of all, has amazing flavor.
When it comes to seafood, Atlantic salmon is one of the favorites here in my house. So, whenever possible, I choose to buy wild salmon or frozen- at -sea fish. Farmed fish may contain many contaminants like dioxins and PCB’s, which are known carcinogens. Yes, the are usually a bit more costly, but worth the extra expense for a healthier fish filet.
Flaky Puff Pastry
I chose to use frozen puff pastry for this recipe, made by Pepperidge Farm. It is very easy to use and is always perfectly flaky and delicious. Fill the pastry with a salmon portion and a bit of savory dill mayonnaise, bake, and place it on top of a bed of brown rice and then side with your favorite vegetable and dinner is done. It’s that easy!
- 2 salmon portions ( approx. 1/4 lb each)
- ½ sheet puff pastry ( e.g.Pepperidge Farm)
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 2 tbsp fresh chopped dill
- 1 tsp seafood seasoning ( old bay or similar)
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
Making Individual Salmon Pies:
- If using frozen puff pastry allow pastry to thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit 2
- Sprinkle a small amount of flour on a clean workspace and place puff pastry flat.
- Using a rolling pin, gently roll dough until fold lines are gone.
- Cut rolled dough in half.
- Rinse salmon portions and pat dry with paper towel.
- Season both sides of each portion with seafood seasoning.
- Blend together sour cream, mayonnaise, dill, and salt and pepper in a small bowl.
- Place 1/2 of the mixture in the center of one piece of the puff pastry and spread it across the dough. Place salmon portion over the mixture.
- Fold puff pastry over salmon overlapping one side over the other
- Cut off excess dough from each end, if any.
- Press edges down to close the ends of the pastry.
- Place each portion, seam side down on a baking sheet.
- Cut small slits into the top of the pastry with a knife to allow steam to escape while cooking.
- Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until pastry is golden brown