This is an easy salmon recipe with big flavours, it's fun and perfect for a family meal or a dinner with friends. I've used beautiful wild Alaskan salmon fillets and made a creamy
mascarpone and spinach sauce for them to sit in while baking. Salmon goes well with lots of flavours so it's ideal to experiment with, my spinach sauce is flavoured with mustard, thyme and lemon. I drizzle a little honey over the salmon just before it goes in the oven to give the dish a touch of sweetness. Serve with extra veggies or a salad.
2 wild Alaskan salmon fillets
100g fresh spinach
2-3 tsp dijon mustard
A few sprigs of fresh thyme
Half a lemon, for squeezing
1 sheet of pre made puff pastry, I used Jus-Rol
Honey, for drizzling
Asparagus, or another vegetable
Salt and pepper
Turn the oven to 200C.
Grab a big mixing bowl and tear in the spinach. Add the mascarpone, dijon mustard, thyme, lemon and seasoning. Mix thoroughly until combined into a thick cream.
Now roll out the puff pastry on to a large baking tray, keeping it on the baking paper provided. Slice in two and dollop a couple of spoonfuls of the spinach mixture onto the centre of each piece. Smooth out the mixture leaving a generous border for the pastry to puff up. Plonk the salmon on top and cut away any excess pastry so that your border is even the whole way round. Rub the salmon with salt, pepper and a little olive oil, then drizzle with honey.
Put the salmon in the oven, it will take around 20-25 minutes to cook. Check after 20 minutes, the pastry should puff up and be golden.
Meanwhile cook your chosen vegetable. I'm frying my asparagus over a medium heat in a little olive oil, salt and pepper for about 8 minutes, covering it for the first 5 minutes of cooking.
Once the salmon is ready, take out of the oven, serve immediately and enjoy!