Monday, April 7, 2008

Salmon with Puffed Pastry and Pesto

I've been meaning to make this for a while, and finally got around to it yesterday. This recipe couldn't be easier. It's really really fast so would make a great after-work dinner. I can't wait to make it once tomatoes are in season.

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Source: Food Network - Giada De Laurentis

4 pieces of purchased puff pastry, each cut to be just larger than a piece of salmon
4 (4 to 6-ounce) pieces salmon
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup purchased pesto
2 tomatoes, sliced
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

On a foil-lined baking sheet, place the 4 pieces of puff pastry. Also place the 4 pieces of salmon, being careful to make sure they are not touching. Sprinkle each piece of salmon with 1 tablespoon of the sliced almonds. Bake for 10 minutes.

To serve, place each piece of puff pastry on a plate. Top each puff pastry with 1 tablespoon of pesto. Top the pesto with 2 slices of tomatoes each. Top the tomatoes with the salmon and serve.

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