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October 23, 2023 / Recipes Embark on a flavor adventure: Sommelier Adam's recipe perfectly complements an exquisite wine

Several salmon puff pastries served on a dinner plate.
Sommelier Adam smiles with a glass of Chardonnay as he stands in front of a grand fireplace holding a wine bottle.

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“This pairing goes hand in hand because the wine has a beautiful acid structure that’s capable of cutting through bolder flavors in the meal. The salmon and Chardonnay tie in perfectly together while the bread brings another level of complexity  that adds a tasty layer to the pairing.”

Puff Pastry Salmon

Skill: intermediate Serves: 2


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 5 oz fresh spinach
  • 1 tsp salt, for spinach
  • 1 tsp pepper, for spinach
  • ⅓ cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, softened to room temperature
  • 1 salmon fillet
  • 1 tsp salt, for salmon
  • 1 tsp pepper, for salmon
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • Preheat oven to 425°F
  • In a pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add the garlic and onions, cooking until translucent.
  • Add the spinach, salt and pepper, cooking until spinach is wilted.
  • Add the breadcrumbs, cream cheese, parmesan, and dill, stirring until mixture is evenly combined. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • On a cutting board, smooth out the sheet of puff pastry. Place the salmon in the middle of the pastry and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Place several spoonfuls of the spinach mixture on top of the salmon, smoothing it out so that it does not spill over the sides.
  • Fold the edges of the puff pastry over the salmon and spinach, starting with the longer sides and then the shorter ends. Trim any excess pastry from the ends, then fold the ends on top. Flip the puff pastry-wrapped salmon over and transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush the beaten egg on the top sides of the pastry. Score the top of the pastry with a knife, cutting shallow diagonal lines to create a crosshatch pattern.
  • Brush the top again with the egg wash.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until pastry is golden brown.
  • Slice, serve, and enjoy!

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