Salmon Wellington Recipe

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This Salmon Wellington Recipe is simple enough to make for a weeknight dinner, and it’s elegant enough to make for guests too.

Salmon Wellington Recipe

Salmon Wellington Recipe

When I worked for a catering company in my college days, one of our signature dishes to make for dinner parties was a Salmon Wellington Recipe.  I’ve had that recipe swimming around in my head for years now., so it’s high time I share it with you!

Another note of importance is that a lot of people practice Lent this time of year and are looking for fish recipes for Fish Fridays.  This is a great Fish Friday recipe!

Ingredients for Salmon Wellington

What You’ll Need to Make Salmon Wellington

The recipe begins with Simply Bake Salmon by Gorton’s– a company that has been selling quality frozen seafood for 167 years- which is perfect for making easy dinner recipes.  There are two frozen salmon filets in each box, and they’re already perfectly seasoned with roasted garlic and butter.  Besides the salmon, grab a sheet of puff pastry, chopped spinach, chopped mushroom, chopped shallot, fresh thyme, balsamic vinegar and egg.  This is what you’ll need to make Salmon Wellington.

Salmon Wellington Filling

How to Make Salmon Wellington

The photos that follow show you how to make Salmon Wellington.  It’s so easy!  The topping for the salmon is made up of sauteed spinach, mushroom and shallots.  Thyme and balsamic vinegar are stirred in toward the end of sauteing.

Prep for Salmon Wellington

The puff pastry sheet is rolled out to make it larger and thinner.  Then it’s cut in half.  The frozen salmon is placed on the puff pastry and topped with the sauteed veggies.

Prep for Salmon Wellington

The salmon is placed on the puff pastry sheet butter-side-down.  This is because you’re going to flip this over to bake, and you want all of that butter and garlic that tops the frozen salmon to melt down and keep the salmon nice and tender.

Salmon Wellington in Puff Pastry

You’ll use the egg wash like it’s glue.  Rub the edges of the puff pastry with the egg wash and fold them into the middle.

Wrapping Salmon Wellington in Puff Pastry

Use more egg wash to seal it over the top and then seal the other side back over the top too.

Salmon Wellington on a baking sheet

Then you’ll flip them over and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Salmon Wellington brushed with egg wash

Brush with egg wash and score the tops lightly with a sharp knife.

baked salmon wellington

30 minutes at 400 degrees, and they’re all done and ready to eat.

Salmon Wellington recipe

Here’s a peek at what they look like inside.  You can see that the salmon turns out so very tender.  The butter and garlic sauce adds some nice flavor to the sauteed vegetables.  It all works out to be a nice combination.  Try this Salmon Wellington Recipe, and let me know what you think!

I’m pleased with the Gorton’s Simply Bake products that I’ve tried.  The salmon worked great in this recipe. I also made the shrimp scampi for a quick dinner for my son this week- serving it over rice.  He thought it was “yummy,” and he enjoyed the sauce that he got to drizzle over the rice too.  It’s nice to have products like this on hand for easy weeknight dinners once in a while.  It turns out that you actually can “trust the Gorton’s fisherman” (as their long-running slogan emphatically suggests)!

Visit Gorton’s online to see their whole line of products you can find in your frozen food section. They have quite a variety of options to choose from for meals and appetizers.

Also, I wanted to let you know about a sweepstakes that is happening on the Gorton’s Instagram page from 3/5/ to 3/14. Gorton’s is giving its Instagram audience the chance to win a Magic Bullet, Ninja, Fitbit Ionic among other prizes (including $$). To enter, simply follow Gorton’s on Instagram (@gortonsseafood) and check their story each day.

Salmon Wellington

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, chopped finely
  • 10 medium mushrooms, cleaned & trimmed and chopped
  • 2 handfuls of fresh spinach, chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 box Gorton's Simply Bake Salmon (Roasted Garlic & Butter)
  • 1 large egg whisked with 1 teaspoon water
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.  If you don't have parchment, be sure to spray your baking sheet with nonstick spray or use a nonstick pan.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium skillet.  Add shallots and saute until softened.  Add mushrooms and cook a few more minutes until those are softened too.  Stir in spinach until wilted.  Add balsamic vinegar, thyme and a little bit of salt and pepper.  Stir to combine.  Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Roll out the puff pastry on a cutting board until it is larger and thinned out- about 12x15 inches.  Cut the puff pastry exactly in half.
  4. Remove the frozen salmon from the foil packaging and place each salmon filet butter-side down in the middle of the puff pastry.  Spoon the cooled veggies on top of the salmon filets.
  5. Brush the edges of the puff pastry with the egg wash and fold over just like you're wrapping a gift.  Keep using the egg wash to brush so that it acts like glue and holds it all together.
  6. Flip each puff pastry packet over onto the prepared baking sheet (salmon will be on top when you flip them over).  Brush each packet with egg wash and score gently with a sharp knife.
  7. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until the pastry turns golden brown.  Let cool a few minutes on the baking sheet before serving.

Disclosure:  This post was written in partnership with Gorton’s Seafood to showcase their Simply Bake line of frozen seafood.  I only work with companies that I know and trust and already use in my day-to-day life.  Thank you for supporting the companies I work with!

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  • Ann Lange wrote:

    This was the first dinner Lori made for her future in-laws, and it was yummy.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Thanks, MOM 🙂 I can’t believe you remember that!!!!

  • Sharon Arthur Moore wrote:

    Lori, I always grill more salmon than we need. Could I put the grilled salmon in the puff pastry or would it make for bad salmon?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Sharon, if the salmon is already cooked… I fear it would get all dried out when baked for 30 minutes inside the Puff Pastry. That being said, the veggie saute might make a good topping for already grilled salmon!

  • Nay wrote:

    this is a good one! I have someone that would love it. let me be the one of many to ask “if you use fresh salmon…how do you suggest prepare it since it will be thawed and unseasoned?”

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Hi Nay, Yes, I think fresh salmon would work just fine too. Perhaps add a bit of fresh garlic to the vegetable saute, and use a tablespoon of butter in place of the oil. I’m thinking the cook time will be the same since a fresh filet might be a bit thicker, and the pastry still needs to cook all the way through.