Fish-Shaped Salmon in Puff PastryHoje para Jantar
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1/2 lemon (small, juiced)
1 teaspoon salt
2 sheets puff pastry
4 strips surimi (imitation crab meat)
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 egg yolks
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1For the spice rub, place mustard, lemon juice, coriander seeds and salt in a mortar and crush with a pestle.
2Place salmon on a platter and brush with spice rub.
3For the filling, mix finely diced surimi and mayonnaise.
4Roll out the puff pastry and divide each sheet in two.
5Place a salmon fillet in the center of each half of the puff pastry sheet.
6Cut puff pastry edges into into strips, as in the picture.
7Place the surimi mixture over salmon and start interlacing strips of puff pastry over top of surimi mizture.
8At the end, shape final strips into a fin shape.
9Carefully transfer fish pastry onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
10Mix egg yolk with a tablespoon of water and brush over puff pastry.
11Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
12Bake in preheated oven at 200°C (approximately 400°F) for about 20 minutes or until the pastry is browned.
13Arrange on serving dish with lettuce and cherry tomatoes.