Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Is here! Smoked Fish Pastries

I don't know that you will find many people that are as excited about spring as I am, except maybe my daughter.  She knows what spring is all about, walks in the stroller and jumping in puddles.  This weekend after my husband took the kids shopping, Olivia showed up at home with a new outfit.  The result was an amazing puddle jumping wonder woman photo shoot.  The boots were from Target and I believe the shirt was from Spencer's. 

To top off the beautiful weather, and fun filled weekend, my new oven got installed yesterday.  One month without an oven is too long, I would love to go on a mass baking spree right now, cookies, pies, bread, and cake.  OH MY! However I am not allowed, we are leaving for San Francisco on Friday which means we need to try and eat all the perishables in our house this week.  I don't know about anyone else, but I don't like to eat leftovers (unless it is potato soup).  So the question is what can I make to test out my new oven without having a ton of leftovers?  The answer is this savory pastry.
Made with smoked coho salmon, cream cheese, thyme, parmesan, and puff pastry these are awesome little treats.  If you don't have a dad who smokes salmon for you, I recommend finding some high quality fish.  My favorite smoked fish available for purchase is from Bullfrogs fish farm.  Their products are available at the Just Local Foods in Eau Claire, or the Menomonie Co-op.   They don't take long to make and are awesome for as an appetizer or breakfast item. Even better than buying their fish at the store, go out to the farm and catch it yourself!

Smoked Salmon Pastries
Flake around 8oz of smoked fish and set aside
Using softened cream cheese mix in 1 Tbsp fresh time and 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
Add Salt and Pepper to taste
I used 1 package of pre-made puff pastry (someday I will go into detail about made from scratch, but not today) Each sheet cuts into 9 squares.  Place 1 Tbsp cream cheese mixture on each square and top with smoked salmon
Pinch tops together
Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees
Makes 18
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes
  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp parmesan
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme
  • 8oz smoked fish
  • 1 package frozen puff pastry
  • Salt 
  • Pepper
Mix cream cheese, parmesan, thyme, salt, and pepper.  Cut Puff pastry into 18 pieces.  Top Puff pastry squares with 1Tbsp cream cheese mixture and smoked fish.  Pinch corners together.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I can honestly say that these are one of my favorite treats you make. As is obvious from how quickly they are disappearing. . .