Saturday, February 5, 2011

Try this for something different-Salmon, asparagus and artichoke tartlets-makes 12

Note:  Please allow 1/2 hour, plus 2 hours for preparation, directions to follow:

9 oz ready made puff pastry-in your freezer section at supermarket-follow thaw directions on package
Flour for dusting
9 oz salmon fillet, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, and  dill
 24 thin asparagus tips
1 can artichoke hearts, drained.
1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying

l.  Preheat oven to 375F
2.  Roll out thawed pastry out onto a floured board and use to line 12 tartlet molds or tart pan-(don't have molds?, use cupcake tins, you can use paper baking cups or flour the tins).
3.  Place in oven and cook for 5 minutes until pastry turns golden and starts to puff up.
4.  Remove from oven and let cool.
5.  Place salmon in freezer for 1/2 hour to make it easier to slice thinly.  Lay the slices out on a dish, sprinkle with sugar, salt, and the herbs, cover, and leave to marinate for 2 hours, turning twice.
6.  Brush salmon clean with a pastry brush and set aside.
7. Drop the asparagus into boiling salted water, bring back to a boil, and simmer for 2 minutes.  Refresh in iced water, drain, and set aside.
8.  Slice artichokes finely and fry them in the oil until crisp.
9.  Heat a heavy-based skillet and sear the salmon for 30 seconds on each side.
10.  Place a slice of the salmon, followed by 2 asparagus tips, then an artichoke slice into the tarlet, and serve.

Makes 12 tartlets.


  1. That looks fantastic. Something different for a change especially if you are in a cooking rut as many of us are. Will try it soon!!!

  2. I agree, sometimes we get into a rut with cooking. You know,the usual fare, it's convenient.

    That's why I LOVE to think outside the box and come up with recipes that involve your favorite food items in a whole new way!!

    Bon Appetit! Keep on posting! I Love It!

  3. I made this with the puff pastry and it was really good.
    But the next day I had some left without the pastry and made it into an omelet and it was sooo good.
    The artichokes compliment the asparagus and the salmon adds to the uniqueness with the herbs.

  4. Wow, that sounds good in an omlet. I loved the combination also and loved the freshness of this app instead of the usual apps I eat at gatherings, such as fried everything. So heavy, this is super light. I am glad to hear you enjoyed it and also used leftovers in a unique way!!