Salmon Wellington

You can bake this main dish and side at the same time. How simple is that?

Salmon Wellington

Becky Luigart-Stayner

2 large leeks, white part only, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon lemon zest
½ teaspoon salt, divided
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 (17.3-ounce) package frozen puff pastry (2 sheets), thawed
4 (5- to 6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets


Sauté leeks in butter in a medium skillet over medium heat about 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in garlic, and cook 1 minute. Add wine; cook 5 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Remove from heat, and stir in lemon zest, ¼ teaspoon salt, and 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper.

Roll out each pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch square. Cut each in half, forming 4 (12- x 6-inch) rectangles. Spoon ¼ cup leek mixture lengthwise down the center of each rectangle. Sprinkle fillets evenly with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and remaining 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper; place fillets lengthwise on top of leek mixture. Fold short sides of pastry over fillets. Pinch together long sides of each pastry to seal. Place Wellingtons, seam-side down, on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake at 425° for 18 to 20 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut each pastry
diagonally in half using a serrated knife. Makes 4 servings.

SIDE DISH
Roasted Green Beans
Toss 1 pound trimmed green beans with 2 teaspoons olive oil. Arrange in a single layer in a shallow pan. Bake at 425°, stirring once, 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp-tender. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to combine.

WINES
We suggest the 2006 Lumiére Chardonnay from Sparkman Cellars. Owner and winemaker Christian Sparkman says it’s perfect for this classic salmon preparation, with the acidity and body to enhance the fish’s rich flavors. Seeing red? Mark Ryan’s 2006 Black Love Pinot Noir is spicy and silky.

 

Printed from:
http://www.coastalliving.com/food/dinner-in-a-breeze/salmon-wellington-00400000033382/