Don’t be fooled by the name
It may have a fancy French name, but this dish is all British. Salmon en Croute dates back to the 18th century when everywhere in Europe it was all the rage to cover things in dough and speak French. Considering how much the British love things delivered in pastry, this makes perfect sense. The world is a better place thanks to the creation of foods such as sausage rolls, Beef Wellington, meat pies and the presence of the local Greggs on the corner as well as half of what is created on The Great British Bakeoff.
Why wrap things in pastry?
Wrapping things in pastry dough is also a good way to slowly steam whatever is inside with aromatics such as garlic and lemon. The end result is something truly flavorful wrapped up in a pretty package. How often does that happen in life or in our cooking?
Impress your guests with Salmon En Croute
This dish is perfect if you are having guests over and don’t fancy spending the entire time in the kitchen but still want to impress. This main entree will feed 3-4 guests or one very hungry person and the dining companion who watches them eat.
Recipes to use up that extra puff pastry: