Salmon en Croute

I can’t remember where we first got this recipe for salmon en croute, but it was a firm favourite of ours for a long time – mostly because it’s so simple! The sauce is nothing more than mascarpone blitzed together with spinach. The salmon fillets are wrapped in pastry with the sauce and you’re done.

Normally I would have used ready made shortcrust pastry for this, but I got a bit cocky and decided to make my own. I won’t name the recipe I used but suffice it to say my pastry turned out much too dry and crumbly – it was near impossible to roll and definitely not suitable for wrapping anything in. But I tried all the same.

The end result was still nice tasting, just not very easy on the eyes.