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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Salmon wrapped in Phyllo Dough

We love salmon. We eat a lot of salmon. There's nothing better than good salmon simply grilled which is our most usual way to prepare it. But when our good friend Jason gifted us salmon that he had caught that day we were in the mood to try something different the next night.

We had some phyllo in the freezer and some goat cheese in the fridge. We thought why not wrap the salmon in phyllo and see how that goes. So we went with it.

I mixed some chopped garlic and green onions with the goat cheese. Then brushed 5 sheets of phyllo with melted butter.

I seasoned the salmon well and rubbed with a bit of honey mustard, smeared it with the goat cheese and topped it with some arugula to provide a little contrast to the sweet salmon and sour goat cheese with the rich phyllo.

We baked the salmon in the oven at 375 for about 25 minutes until the phyllo was golden brown and crisp. We steamed some green beans with a few chopped red peppers for our side vegetable.

Our new salmon creation was a hit. The salmon was perfectly cooked on the inside, almost a poached type texture. The creamy goat cheese along with crispy phyllo wrapped around the salmon was the perfect bite. Yum. A new salmon favorite for us.


Salmon Wrapped in Phyllo
2 salmon fillets, skin & pin bones removes
2 Tblspn. honey mustard
Salt &  Pepper
10 Sheets Phyllo Dough
1/4 C. melted  butter
1/4 C. goat cheese (at room temperature)
3 garlic cloves chopped
3 green onions chopped
1 C. fresh arugula

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove skin and pin bones from salmon fillets. Season with salt & pepper and rub with mustard.

Mix garlic and green onions into goat cheese. Brush 5 sheets phyllo dough with butter. Place 1 prepared salmon  fillet in middle of phyllo dough. Smear goat cheese over salmon top with arugula.  Wrap phyllo around salmon like a burrito tucking in the ends. Prepared second piece of salmon as the first.

Place salmon into a prepared baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in oven for approximately 25-30 minutes until phyllo is golden brown & crisp.

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