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Salmon en croute (Salmon in pastry)

Salmon, topped with creamy mixture of mascarpone and minced kale, then wrapped in flaky puff pastry and baked till golden. Delicious Salmon en croute recipe  for two!
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Course: Main
Cuisine: French
Keyword: salmon en croute, salmon in pastry, salmon wellington
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 941kcal


  • 45g/1 cup black kale/cavolo nero very finely chopped
  • 60g/1/4 cup mascarpone or cream cheese
  • ½ lemon juice only
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 200g/7 oz puff pastry
  • flour for dusting and rolling
  • 300g/10oz salmon skinless and boneless
  • 1 egg beaten


  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.
  • Chop the kale (thick ribs removed) very finely and mix with softened mascarpone or cream cheese, add lemon juice, salt and pepper. The mixture should resemble a thick paste.
  • Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle appox ⅛" thick. Place the salmon pieces in the middle of the pastry rectangle, salt, pepper and spread the kale mixture directly on them.
  • Brush the edges with beaten egg, fold the sides and pinch them together securely to resemble an envelope. I used a fork to make sure all juices stay in.
  • Flip the salmon filled pastry over and place it on parchment paper lined baking sheet and brush it with the egg wash all over.
  • Optional: Make decorations out leftover pastry and place on top, brush with egg wash.
  • Make 3-4 little slits for ventilation.
  • Cook in the preheated oven for 30 minutes until pastry is puffed up and golden.
  • Let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.


This recipe can be assembled and kept in a refrigerator up to 12 hours in advance. 


Calories: 941kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 1534mg | Potassium: 937mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2848IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 4mg