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Salmon with Pesto and Puff Pastry | Glazed Salmon Recipe

A glazed salmon dish with the Rada Cutlery Granny Fork.

Prepare this Glazed Salmon with Puff Pastry and Pesto for a lovely meal your friends and family won’t soon forget! This recipe features delicious salmon fillets and tasty puff pastries with an irresistible pesto topping.

Glazed Salmon Recipe with Pesto and Puff Pastry

Ingredients you will need:

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 box frozen puff pastry
  • 1 bowl prepared pesto
  • 1 tomato, cut for garnish
  • Fresh basil, cut into ribbons for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons English mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon season salt or seasoning of your preference
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Cut 1 box frozen puff pastry dough into small circles. Try using the Rada Plain Food Chopper, a handy utensil with many uses. Place puff pastry pieces on baking sheet. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to try the Rada Stoneware Cookie Sheet.

Preparing puff pastry with Rada Plain Food Chopper.

Stir 1 egg to make egg wash. Brush puff pastry pieces with egg wash. If possible, stir with the Rada Handi-stir, a superior wire whisk that’s perfect for whipping eggs.

Ted whisking up egg wash.

Place puff pastries in pre-heated 400 degree oven for 5 to 7 minutes.

Chef Ted preparing to place pastry in oven.

In a mixing bowl, combine 2 tablespoons English mustard, 1 tablespoon garlic, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon season salt.

Mixing up glaze for salmon.

Put a small skillet on the stove set to medium-high heat. Season salmon fillets with desired seasoning.

Seasoning salmon

Once pan is hot, place fillets inside, fatty side down (where the skin once was). After a moment, pour glaze over salmon fillets.

Adding glaze to salmon fillets.

Cook to medium-rare, flipping as necessary. Remove from heat when done.

Flipping salmon fillets.

Prepare basil by chopping into thin strips.

Chopping basil for pesto.

Cut 1 tomato for garnish.

Cutting tomato with Rada Peeling Paring Knife.

When both salmon and puff pastries are ready, plate them and add prepared pesto to the top. Add basil and tomato as a garnish.

Adding pesto to salmon dish.

Serve and enjoy!

Chef Ted with completed Glazed Salmon dish.

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Glazed Salmon Video Recipe


Glazed Salmon Video Transcript

Hi, I’m Chef Ted, coming to you from the Rada Cutlery kitchen. Today I’m going to make salmon with puff pastry and pesto.

I’ve got some puff pastry that comes from the freezer department. What I’m going to do is take the Rada Plain Food Chopper and cut some circles out of it. Then I’m going to put them onto one of the Rada Stoneware baking sheets and then use a Rada Handi-stir to whip up and egg white. I’m going to pop the puff pastry in the oven at 400 degrees.

Now I’m going to whip up the glaze that’s going to go over the salmon. I’m going to put in a little bit of garlic, a little bit of English coarse ground mustard, apple cider vinegar, some brown sugar, a little seasoned salt, and just mix that glaze up.

I’m going to take a small skillet and put a little extra virgin olive oil in there. We’re going to put the pan on medium-high heat and season both sides of the fish. Use salt, pepper, garlic powder, whatever you want to use. We’ve got that olive oil heated and are going to place the salmon filets in. Fatty side down, which would be where the skin was, here the skin is removed. We’re going to let them start there. We’re going to come over with the glaze and use the Handi-stir to slather it on there.

Now I’m going to use a Rada Spatula to flip these salmon filets. Salmon is a red fish so you can cook it to a medium-rare, which scares some people, but all you have to do is get it to about 140 or 145 degrees and it’s good to go.

I’m going to flip it back right side up again. Put a little more of a glaze on it.

While those are finishing up, I’m going to cut some real thin ribbons of basil. I’m also going to take the Peeling Paring Knife and a beautiful heirloom tomato.

We’ve got our salmon filets that are finished up here. Add some puffy pastry. Now we’ve got our salmon and puff pastry. I’m using the Rada Party Spreader to put some pesto on top. And we’re going to garnish with basil and heirloom tomato. There you have Glazed Salmon with Puff Pastry and Pesto.

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