February 26th, 2012

Salmon and Rice in Puff Pastry

Salmon in Puff Pastry with Rice - uncut with a side of spinach and pasta

How freaking rich does that look?


You know, for someone who doesn’t like fish much, I sure post a lot of fish recipes.

But this one has been in my “food photos” folder for a looooong time and it’s about time I shared it.  I’ve really only made it once but it was pretty dang good and just look at that pastry! It came out so perfectly I had to photograph it! Besides, it’s salmon and I really love salmon, so it’s ok.

When I saw this recipe in the Bon Appétit Cookbook, I was beside myself.  Salmon.  Rice+mushroom+leeks.  Puff pastry.  HELLO dinner! The only thing I changed was to omit the dill sauce because I don’t like dill.  Since I would rather not copy an exact recipe, you can find it here: Salmon and Rice Wrapped in Puff Pastry with Dill Sauce.  I ignored their recommendation to serve with caviar and lemon vodka and instead had sautéed spinach with lemon and garlic and pasta with sundried tomato pesto on the side.  It was a very carbohydrate-heavy meal, but sometimes you just want to load up on carbs, ya know?

What are your favorite side dishes for fish? I usually serve it with rice or cous cous and spinach or corn, but I need some more ideas! Please share!


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