Friday, September 21, 2007

Restaurant Quality Dinner

Salmon with Puff Pastry and Pesto
I really thought this recipe was incredibly took about 15 minutes from start to finish, and the end result was restaurant quality in looks and taste. A real keeper! I used pecans instead of almonds, as thats all I had in my fridge and I omitted the tomatoes as I hate them :) As usual, I halved the recipe.
For the original recipe from Giada DeLaurenttis click on the link.,1977,FOOD_9936_35039,00.html
2 pieces of purchased puff pastry, each cut to be just larger than a piece of salmon
2 (4-6 ounce) pieces salmon
2 Tbsp pecans (or almonds)
2 Tbsp purchased pesto
2 tomatoes, sliced (optional)
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
On a foil-lined baking sheet, place the 2 pieces of puff pastry. Also, place the 2 pieces of salmon, being careful to make sure they are not touching. Sprinkle each piece of salmon with salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon of the sliced nuts. Bake for 10 minutes.
To serve, place each piece of puff pastry on a plate. Top each puff pastry with 1 tablespoon of pesto. Top the pesto with 2 slices of tomatoes each. Top the tomatoes with the salmon and serve.


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