Salmon Puff Pastry Bites
1 Pier 33 Gourmet Salmon portions or fillet (2 lb.)
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tspn. salt
1/4 tspn. black pepper
3 tbsp. fresh parsley chopped
1 pkg puff pastry cups
8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup fresh dill
2 tbsp. Hidden Valley Dry Ranch Seasoning
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup frozen peas
5 mini sweet peppers, sliced
smoke paprika to taste
1) Preheat oven to 400° F.
2) Place salmon in a medium bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Add the salt, pepper, and 1 tbsp. of parsley. Coat the salmon thoroughly.
3) Place the seasoned salmon fillet onto a cookie sheet or baking pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
4) After the salmon is in the oven, take the puff pastry cups out of the freezer - no need to thaw. Place the cups on a cookie sheet. Brush the beaten egg onto the tops of the cups.
5) Cook at the same temperature (400° F) for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
6) Remove from the oven and push down on the tops of each pastry cup, using a small spoon. Set aside and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
7) In a medium bowl, add the cream cheese, dill and ranch seasoning. Mix until well-combined.
8) For assembling the cups place a small spoonful of the cream cheese filling into each cup.
9) Top with a small piece of salmon. Add red onion and peas to the cups. Sprinkle the 2 tbsp. of remaining parsley. Sprinkle smoked paprika to the tops of the cups (to taste). Garnish with sliced sweet peppers. Serve immediately.
Known Health Risk: Consuming raw or undercooked seafood or shellfish may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have a medical condition. The cooking of such foods reduces the risk of illness.