Flaky pastry encases a flavorful salmon filet, topped with rosemary and lemon seasoned asparagus in this Salmon en Croute.
What is En Croute?
The French term “en croute” (pronounced on-KROOT) speaks to food that has been wrapped in a pastry dough and then baked.
It could be wrapped in pie crust or puff pastry.
It could be baked in a casserole dish or baked stand alone.
As long as it involves something baked inside of a pastry crust, it’s “en croute”.
Our Salmon En Croute Recipe
Salmon en Croute is one of the more popular French “en croute” preparations. A thick filet of salmon (or a whole salmon) is cooked inside of a pie crust.
It’s like one seriously epic salmon pie.
Some recipes will have you top with salmon with other aromatics or vegetables, making the salmon en croute a full meal in itself.
We’ve topped our salmon with a slightly creamy and very springy mixture of asparagus, lemon juice, and rosemary.
We just love those flavors with salmon, and inside this salmon en croute, they definitely don’t disappoint!
Add your favorite protein, this quick and easy Pad Thai recipe makes this Thai street food simple to make at home!
- ½ lb asparagus
- 2 Tbsp sour cream or plain yogurt
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ½ tsp rosemary
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 lb salmon filet, de-boned and skinned
- Bring a 3 qt pot of water to a boil. Cut the stiff and woody ends off of the stalks of asparagus. When the water is boiling, drop the asparagus into the water and cook for 2 minutes. Remove the asparagus and immediately plunge into a bowl of ice-cold water (to stop them from cooking any further).
- Pat the asparagus dry with a towel and slice into rounds. Mix the asparagus pieces with sour cream, lemon juice, garlic, and rosemary. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together flours and salt.
Add oil and mix with a fork until the mixture is crumbly and resembles large peas.
Add 4 Tbsp of cold water and continue to mix with the fork until the dough comes together, adding the additional Tbsp if needed for the dough to stick together. Knead the dough briefly into a ball.
Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Roll dough on a well-floured surface into a rectangle twice the length and width of your salmon fillet.
- Gently transfer the rolled dough onto a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
- Place the salmon filet, skin-side down onto the dough. Spread an even layer of the asparagus mixture over the salmon.
- Gently fold the crust over top of the salmon, moistening the edges with water and pressing together to seal. (Cut off any over-excess if you have it and use to decorate the top.) Cut a few steam slits in the top crust.
- Bake 35-40 minutes, until fragrant and golden.
- Serve immediately.
You’ll find all manner of covered dishes and dishes to cover you in every situation imaginable this week. Thanks to DB aka Foodie Stuntman for hosting!
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