Ever since becoming a mum, I’ve only been interested in making easy and straightforward recipes. None of that “julienne carrots into long thin symmetrical strips” or “stir every 5 minutes for 30 minutes until sauce is cooked through”. Stir-frying everything in one pan has been my default for a quick meal, but one does get tired of that after some time!
So today, I’d like to share with you a recipe that is guaranteed to impress, but yet is so easy to prepare. It’s one of my husband and my personal favourites and also works great for providing Omega 3 essentials for breastfeeding mums like myself! Here’s my no-nonsense Salmon Wellington.
- 250g puff pastry
- 2 pieces of salmon (approximately 250-300g total)
- 2 slices of gouda cheese
- 1 bag of spinach
- 4 tbsp cream cheese
- Pinch of Salt and paprika
- 1 egg
- Pre-heat your oven to 190°C
- Cook the spinach until wilted. Set aside
- Divide the puff pastry to 2 blocks of 125g. Roll out into a rectangle
- On each rolled out puff pastry, place a slice of cheese in the middle, followed by the salmon, spinach and finally 2 tbsp of cream cheese on top. Sprinkle the salt and paprika
- Wrap the filling up and pinch the seams. Flip it over.
- Score the puff pastry with a knife, and finally brush with egg wash.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes
- Serve hot fresh out the oven!
And presto! Dinner ready in no time at all! If you do have more time on your hands, you could always cook the spinach with some minced garlic and onions and then stir the cream cheese in, which is what a lot of other recipes would do. But if you’re like me and have little time on your hands, this works just as well and halves your preparation time!
Enjoy and cheers to all you other busy folks out there!