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Salmon en Croute; cattle egrets · Thyme for Cooking

After we lived in Andorra there was a girl that, rumor has it, did nearly every part she cooked ‘en croute’.

I used to be by no means fortunate sufficient to obtain a dinner invitation so I’ve no private data, however the concept intrigued me.

For one factor – wrapping issues in pastry makes a stunning, spectacular presentation.

For an additional factor (this one is extra essential) – it’s straightforward and the work will be performed forward.

I don’t make my very own pastry – that will require an excessive amount of work and eradicate the ‘straightforward’ a part of ‘en croute’.

I’ve performed this salmon wrapped in phyllo and wrapped in puff pastry. I’ll should make them every once more as we are able to’t determine which we like greatest.

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Salmon en Croute

Salmon en Croute

That is a simple, fancy dinner for two however will be made forward for a powerful banquet. The salmon I purchase is often about 6″ x 1 1/2″ (15cm x 4cm)

  • Writer: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook dinner Time: quarter-hour
  • Whole Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Class: Fish
  • 2 items of salmon, skinned, 6oz, (180gr) every 
  • 4 sheets of phyllo (filo) dough
  • 3 tsp dill weed
  • 2 tsp entire grain mustard
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • Tarragon Dill Sauce:
  • 3/4 cup (6oz, 180ml) hen broth
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon   substitute 1 tbs contemporary
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbs cornstarch (maizena) dissolved in 2 tbs water
  • 1/3 cup (3oz, 90ml) Greek yogurt
  • Rinse salmon and pat dry. 
  • Take 1 sheet of phyllo dough, brush calmly with oil, sprinkle with half of the dill weed. 
  • Place one other sheet of phyllo on prime and brush with oil. 
  • Place salmon on narrower finish of dough about 3 inches from edge. 
  • Unfold 1 tsp mustard on prime of salmon.
  • Deliver dough over prime of salmon and fold in sides.  The phyllo is now as vast because the salmon. 
  • Roll the salmon ahead one full flip. 
  • Minimize off any remaining phyllo and discard. 
  • Brush each side of packet with oil and place on a baking sheet. 
  • Repeat with the opposite piece of salmon. 
  • Bake at 400F (200C) for quarter-hour or till golden brown. 
  • Take away and serve with Dill Sauce on the facet.
  • Tarragon Dill Sauce:
  • In small saucepan warmth broth, paprika, herbs to boiling. 
  • Combine cornstarch in water and stir into simmering inventory.  
  • Cook dinner till thickened – needs to be fairly thick. 
  • Take away from warmth and stir in yogurt.  Cowl and preserve heat till serving.


Observe: Phyllo dough may be very fragile and liable to drying out.  Use one sheet at a time and canopy the remaining sheets with a barely damp towel or paper towel.
You possibly can use puff pastry rather than the phyllo. You’ll need sufficient to wrap the salmon as soon as with sufficient of an overlap to seal it. Sprinkle the deal on the phyllo earlier than wrapping the salmon.


  • Serving Dimension: 1/2 recipe
  • Energy: 560
  • Sugar: 2.4 g
  • Sodium: 726.6 mg
  • Fats: 30.3 g
  • Saturated Fats: 5.4 g
  • Trans Fats: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 41.9 g
  • Ldl cholesterol: 101.8 mg

Key phrases: salmon, en croute, baked salmon

If you wish to skip the pastry: Baked Salmon with Lemon Mayonnaise.

Salmon en Croute, Tarragon Sauce

My day is full.

I’ve discovered one thing new.

Whereas I’ve all the time seen, and sometimes commented on, the white birds that comply with the cows round I’ve by no means googled what they’re.

They’re ‘cattle egrets’.

They seem like egrets, and the locals name them egrets, however, in my thoughts, egrets are water birds… effectively, wading water birds.

Seems they’re associated, though not carefully.

Additionally they don’t picture effectively at a distance, however for those who discover the white line on the far facet of the pond, on the banks within the weeds, there are about 2 dozen cattle egrets standing there.

We don’t have cows (they eat the bugs that the grazing cattle disturb) however we do have farmers plowing.

Apparently the tractors disturb sufficient bugs to maintain the birds pleased. They’re following him across the subject.

Now you’ve (possibly) discovered one thing new too!



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