Salmon Wellington


What an elegant entrée—salmon fillets topped with sautéed mushrooms and green onions—served Wellington-style in a flaky puff pastry wrapping.

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 30 minutes
  • Bake: 25 minutes
  • Chill: 1 hour
  • Serves: 4
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  • 1  pound salmon fillet, 3/4-inch thick, cut into 4 pieces

  • 2 tsp. lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp. butter

  • 2 cups  sliced mushrooms  (about 6 ounces)

  • 2 green onions, chopped (about 1/4 cup)

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp. water

  • 1/2  of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets  (1 sheet), thawed


  1. Drizzle the salmon with the lemon juice.  Heat the butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the salmon and cook for 5 minutes or until it flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning the salmon over once halfway through cooking.  Remove the salmon from the skillet.

  2. Add the mushrooms and onions to the skillet and cook until they're tender and any liquid is evaporated, stirring often.  Remove the mushroom mixture from the skillet.  Cover and refrigerate the salmon and the mushroom mixture for 1 hour or until chilled.

  3. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork.  Carefully remove the skin from the salmon.

  4. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface.  Roll the pastry sheet into a 14-inch square.  Cut into 4 (7-inch) squares.  Spoon the mushroom mixture in the center of the pastry squares.  Top each with 1 salmon piece.  Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg mixture.  Fold the corners of the pastry up over the salmon and press to seal.   Place seam-side down onto a baking sheet.  Brush with the egg mixture.

  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Serve the pastries with the Dilled Cream Sauce (recipe below).

  6. Dilled Cream Sauce:  Stir 3/4 cup sour cream, 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill weed or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed, crushed, in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth.

  7. Make-Ahead: The cooked salmon and the mushroom mixture can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours.

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If any cracks form while you’re working with Puff Pastry, just rub with a little water and press to seal the dough together.

You can brush an egg-wash glaze (1 egg plus 1 tsp. water) over the Puff Pastry to create a rich, golden sheen when baked.

Make sure the edges of your Puff Pastry are cut—a folded edge will not rise and puff.

To seal stuffed Puff Pastries, pinch the edges together or press with the tines of a fork, just as you’d seal a piecrust.


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  • Green onions (or scallions) are great, raw or cooked, for adding a mild onion flavor to dishes.

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Submitted by:
Marlene A.
Date: 11/25/2006

3 star rating

"You can make a whole fillet of salmon instead of pieces. I used regular saute onions instead of green onions. it has a beautiful presentation for a formal dinner for 2 or 4 people."

Submitted by:
Cheryl N.
Date: 9/23/2008

3 star rating

"This was wonderful and very elegant."

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