Salmon en Croute; cattle egrets · Thyme for Cooking


After we lived in Andorra there was a lady that, rumor has it, did virtually every thing 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 beautiful, spectacular presentation.

For one more factor (this one is extra essential) – it’s simple and the work will be completed forward.

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

I’ve completed this salmon wrapped in phyllo and wrapped in puff pastry. I’ll must make them every once more as we will’t resolve which we like greatest.

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Salmon en Croute

Salmon en Croute

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

  • Writer: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Prepare dinner Time: quarter-hour
  • Complete 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.
  • Carry dough over prime of salmon and fold in sides.  The phyllo is now as extensive because the salmon. 
  • Roll the salmon ahead one full flip. 
  • Reduce off any remaining phyllo and discard. 
  • Brush either 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 aspect.
  • Tarragon Dill Sauce:
  • In small saucepan warmth broth, paprika, herbs to boiling. 
  • Combine cornstarch in water and stir into simmering inventory.  
  • Prepare dinner till thickened – needs to be fairly thick. 
  • Take away from warmth and stir in yogurt.  Cowl and hold heat till serving.


Be aware: Phyllo dough could 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 would 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 Measurement: 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 realized 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 appear like egrets, and the locals name them egrets, however, in my thoughts, egrets are water birds… properly, wading water birds.

Seems they’re associated, though not intently.

In addition they don’t photograph properly at a distance, however in case you discover the white line on the far aspect 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 area.

Now you’ve (perhaps) realized one thing new too!


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