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This is a fillet of salmon on a bed of herby cream cheese and watercress, wrapped in puff pastry.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins
15 mins
2 fillets


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Place watercress in a sieve, pour boiling water over to wilt it, and drain on paper towels. Combine wilted watercress with lemon zest in a small bowl. Mix cream cheese, garlic, dill, and parsley together in a separate bowl.

  • Roll out 2 puff pastry sheets gently on a work surface until slightly larger than length of salmon fillets; cut sheets in half. Place 1/2 watercress mixture in center of each sheet. Spread 1/2 cream cheese mixture over watercress. Center salmon fillets on top of cream cheese mixture; squeeze lemon juice over each.

  • Brush the edges of the pastry with some of the egg. Fold top and bottom of pastry over the salmon; trim edges to remove excess pastry. Press pastry seams together with your fingers to seal. Transfer wrapped fillets, seam-side down, to baking sheet. Brush top with beaten egg.

  • Bake in preheated oven until pastry is golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of puff pastry ingredient. The actual amount of puff pastry consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

976 calories; protein 27.5g; carbohydrates 58.8g; fat 70.9g; cholesterol 133.6mg; sodium 517.1mg. Full Nutrition