This delicious salmon and spinach bake covered with a puff pastry will be your new favourite! Ready in just over 30 minutes, your week day dinner just levelled up.
Some simple ingredients, a bed of creamy sautéed spinach for some fresh salmon and the irresistible buttery and flaky puff pastry on top make the perfect recipe!
Salmon is rich in high quality protein and packed in omega 3 but also vitamin B. It is a nutritious salmon but great benefits for your body.
How To Prepare The Salmon Bake
This recipe is quite easy to put together. Very similar to the salmon en-croute or salmon wellington recipes. I love using less puff pastry for my conscience and hips, you know, less flaky buttery crust and more creamy spinach. It's about balance :)
Puff Pastry: First, if you are using store-bought , make sure you are taking it out of the freezer to allow time to thaw. If you feel ambitious and up for a challenge, there is a great recipe for a homemade one over at Baked, the blog.
Onions & garlic: Then, chop the onions and garlic. In a pan, on low to medium heat, pour some olive oil and sauté the onion for 3-4 minutes then add the garlic.
TIP: I chop them as little as I can so the kid doesn't sort them out.
Spinach: Wash the leaves and add them to the onions. Toss for a minute or 2.
TIP: I grossly chop the leaves as I find it more pleasant to eat.
Cream: Add it to the pan and stir well. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
Salmon: I use the Atlantic skinless salmon. Either one bigger piece or 4 individual ones.
Assembling: Pour the creamy preparation in an oven dish. Place the salmon on the sauce. Place the puff pastry over the salmon and seal.
Lastly, bake in the oven for 25 minutes and that's all there is to this delicious spinach and salmon bake! You will love it!
Can Spinach And Salmon Bake be Made Ahead?
This recipe can be prepared 24 hours in advance. I would not recommend that much more. Eating fresh salmon will taste better and you will take advantage of all the nutrients.
Alternatively, you could prepare the creamy spinach and the salmon and freeze it. If you are using frozen puff pastry, you can't thaw it and freeze it again. However, if you make it from scratch, you can freeze your whole dish.
Can you reheat the salmon bake? Again, to keep the freshness of the salmon, I would only store it for 24 hours and reheat it 30 seconds at a time so the salmon does not dry out. Therefore, reheating in the oven could be a great option - in my opinion, the best as the puff pastry stays flakier.
What Accompanies This Salmon Recipe?
Depending on the season or the event you are preparing this dish, you can accompany it in different ways. Of course, my main idea here is that this dish is quick and easy so it works so well for a weekday meal. However, you can definitely prepare it for your guests.
If you are hosting a little end of the year get together in December, you can offer some duchess potatoes.
Another suggestion: You can have some lemons cut in half on the side for those who love to squeeze some juice on their fish.
More Easy Fish Recipes
Salmon and Spinach Bake
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 cups fresh spinach, washed
- 4 portions salmon average of 113g per portion
- 1 puff pastry, store bough
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- salt, pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven at 450F.
- Thaw the puff pastry if you are using a store bought one.
- Chop the onions and garlic.
- In a pan, on low to medium heat, pour the olive oil and sauté the onion for 3-4 minutes then add the garlic.
- Wash the spinach leaves, chop them and add them to the onions. Toss for a minute or 2.
- Add the cream to the pan and stir well. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
- Pour the creamy preparation in an oven safe dish.
- Place the 4 pieces of salmon on top of it.
- Cover with the puff pastry and seal well on the edges.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Serve and enjoy!