If you’re looking for something a little bit fancy to serve for dinner around Christmastime, or even for a special Christmas Eve dinner or New Year’s Day celebration meal, then you can’t go wrong with salmon en croute. It looks really impressive, but it’s actually really easy to make and is an ideal meal for those who follow the low FODMAP diet. I made four individual salmon en croute parcels, but you could easily make a single whole en croute by using a large piece of salmon and encasing it in a single sheet of gluten-free puff pastry.
Salmon is really good for you because it’s nutritionally dense, containing high-quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins D and B-12, all of which help to maintain healthy skin and brain function. However, possibly more importantly, it’s really, really tasty!
These salmon en croute are parcels of crisp puff pastry which encase a tender and juicy baked salmon fillet that’s wrapped in a delicate chive-infused cream cheese. They’re delicious on their own, with a salad, or with more robust vegetables, such as roasted baby potatoes and freshly steamed vegetables. They’re stunning visually as well as on the palate and if you serve them to guests they’ll appreciate every mouthful.
4 square-ish salmon fillets (de-boned and skin removed)
80g lactose-free cream cheese (or non-dairy version)
1 tbsp chives (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
500g gluten-free puff pastry
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 egg (beaten)