Salmon and spinach are two foods that the Madhouse kids aren't overly keen on, but the cheesy spinach got a thumbs up and the puff pastry made it all taste nicer apparently - phew !
Salmon & Spinach Puff-Pastry Parcels
a pack of ready-made puff pastry
1 salmon fillet per person
garlic pepper, garlic salt
2 cups spinach (fresh or frozen)
Laughing Cow or Dairylea or Philadelphia cheese b
20cl crème fraîche
Preheat the oven to 210°.
In a saucepan, cook the spinach with the crème fraîche for 5-10 minutes until the spinach is cooked and the cream has reduced. Add the cheese (I used 1/3 tub of Philadelphia but the kids love spinach with Laughing Cow at the school canteen which is what gave me the idea !) and heat, stirring, until it is all melted and mixed in. Turn off the heat and leave to cool.
Roll out the puff pastry and cut into rectangles. (I managed to get five but it was pushing it - four would have been ideal.) Spread 2 tbsp of cooled spinach in the middle of the pastry rectangle and top with a salmon fillet, skin side down.
Fold in each side of the pastry then the top and bottom. Brush a little milk or egg on top of the pastry.
Cook in the oven for 30 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and the salmon is cooked through. Serve with rice and salad.