Fish on Friday and a LOVELY Recipe
~ Hot Smoked Salmon Wellington ~
for a Scottish Supper
It’s a Scottish supper as I realised after I had cooked this meal that I had used fabulous Scottish Hot Smoked Salmon from John at Delish Fish, gorgeous Kestrel potatoes from Scotty Brand as well as their delicious carrots too! This was a special supper that was extremley easy to make, and I jazzed up the carrots to echo the cream cheese filling in the Salmon Wellington’s by adding a tablespoon of Boursin cheese to them – the result was delicious creamy and herby carrots! I also added a few chopped chives to the steamed spuds for another herby element, and it all worked so well together. I could have made the puff pastry myself, but, I had some ready-rolled puff pastry in the freezer, thus saving me more time at the end of a busy day.
The hot smoked salmon I was using in this recipe needed no embellishments really, as it was marinated in parsley and garlic butter, and I sneaked a little bit of it before I made the Wellington’s, but, I wanted something special that befitted such a lovely fish, so I developed this recipe…….I sautéed some leeks ad spring onions in a little butter and added some cream cheese to them, this formed the “bed” on which the salmon sat inside its crisp and light pastry parcel…….just enough to keep it all moist whilst baking without taking away from the amazing flavour of the fish. I served this simply, with carrots and steamed potatoes, and it made really fabulous supper, as I have said before, sorry to bang on about it!
I know what you are thinking, that’s two salmon recipes in a row, but one is luxury fresh salmon and one is a store cupboard standby, so two recipes to suit two VERY different occasions! I have to leave you for now, as I have a busy day ahead of me, but I hope you try this simple recipe and enjoy it as much as we did the other night………these salmon Wellington’s would also make GREAT picnic fare, as well as being great on a special buffet table – just cut them into slices, a posh salmon sausage roll! See you later today when I have some more recipes to share, as well as some beautiful cottage garden photos too……have a wonderful Fishy Friday! Karen
Disclaimer: I was sent some hot smoked salmon, potatoes and carrots to try; all opinions are my own and I was not paid to promote these products in any shape or form. With thanks to John and Delish Fish and to Scotty Brand for sending them to me to me.