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When you pull this stunning Salmon Wellington from the oven, please pause a moment to admire your handiwork. It’s going to be hard to refrain from diving immediately into that golden, flaky layer of puff pastry to reveal the treasure of perfectly moist baked salmon and garlicky sautéed spinach within, but you deserve several solid seconds of serious self-congratulations.

A white plate with salmon wellington, a dish of salmon on spinach, wrapped in puff pastry and baked

Just look at your gorgeous creation! W-O-W.

This salmon Wellington recipes features a fillet of salmon that’s brushed with a mixture of melted butter, lemon zest, and Dijon, then placed on a bed of garlicky sautéed spinach.

The salmon fillets and spinach are then wrapped up in puff pastry sheets like a present, then baked until the pastry is deeply golden, and the fish is moist and tender.

The only thing better than the way this puff pastry wrapped salmon looks is how it tastes.

  • Lightly crispy on the outside.
  • Buttery on the inside.
  • Indulgent but not food-coma inducing.
  • Tangentially healthy without tasting remotely like a sacrifice.

Essentially, salmon Wellington is perfect.

5 Star Review

This recipe turns out just like it came out of a 5☆ restaurant.
I’ve made it a few times now, and it’s perfect every time. It is to die for. Thank you so much for sharing this masterpiece!

— Maria —

I love salmon for entertaining in general, because it feels fancy but is deceptively easy to make.

This Baked Salmon in Foil is a staple, but when you really want to knock your guests’ socks off, make salmon Wellington.

In addition to the wowza taste and presentation, this salmon Wellington recipe is notable for how straightforward it is to make (just like this Salmon Pasta).

  • Thanks to puff pastry—one of my go-to ingredients for easy-but-impressive recipes like these Ham and Cheese Pinwheels and this Easy Asparagus Tart—this recipe looks and tastes like you spent hours making it, when it really takes less than 30 minutes to prep. (For a weeknight dinner in less than 15 minutes, try Poached Salmon.)
  • You also can prep salmon Wellington hours in advance, making it a phenomenal option for entertaining.

Get ready to make this restaurant-worthy meal at home, with a glass of wine in hand!

A white plate with delicious fish wrapped in buttery puff pastry

What is Salmon Wellington {a.k.a. Salmon en Croute}

Salmon Wellington can also be called “salmon en croute.”

En croute is a French term for anything wrapped in a pastry dough and baked in the oven.

Salmon Wellington (and other “Wellington” recipes like beef Wellington) specifically use puff pastry, which has a myriad of flaky layers that puff up in the oven, versus a single layer pastry like pie crust.

A white plate with delicious salmon Wellington and fresh herbs

Salmon Wellington Origin

The origin of salmon Wellington dates back to Tudor England (mid 1400s to early 1600s). Beef Wellington (which is a fillet of beef coated with pâté and mushroom duxelles, then wrapped in Parma ham, THEN wrapped in puff pastry and baked) was an incredibly popular dish among the higher classes. Larger groups began to experiment with other types of protein that were more plentiful and affordable, like salmon. I’m thankful that they did, because it led me to this unbelievably scrumptious and impressive-looking recipe.

How to Make Salmon Wellington

Don’t let the showstopper appearance and taste of salmon Wellington deceive you.

This recipe is straightforward and shockingly easy to make!

The Ingredients

  • Salmon Fillets. Once wrapped in the flaky puff pastry, the salmon stays incredibly moist, and it soaks up all the rich, buttery flavors (the mixture of Dijon, melted butter, and lemon zest we’ll be spreading on top doesn’t hurt either).

Ingredient Note

If possible, look for wild-caught varieties of salmon, which are usually more nutrient-rich than the farmed variety.

  • Puff Pastry. Frozen puff pastry becomes flaky, golden perfection once it’s baked. It envelops the salmon fillet and traps in the moisture. See how I use this handy ingredient in other recipes here to use up any excess pastry you may have on hand.
  • Egg Yolk + Water. Brushing an egg wash over the top of the puff pastry helps it turn golden brown.
  • Butter + Dijon Mustard. These two flavors are delicious combined and brushed over the top of the salmon fillets. They provide a subtle richness and tiny bit of zing. Plus, the moisture sneaks into the salmon as it cooks and keeps it tender.
  • Lemon Zest. For brightness, freshness, and acidity.
  • Seasonings. A combination of salt, pepper, garlic, and thyme season the salmon fabulously.
  • Spinach + Parmesan Cheese. Instead of the sautéed mushroom mixture used for beef Wellington (which would be overpowering here), I used a cheesy spinach mixture. It adds scrumptious nutty flavor, a layer of moisture, and some healthy, sneaky veggies. I chose fresh Parmesan over a cream cheese mixture to let the salmon shine.


Adding cheese to seafood is a divisive topic. Thanks to salmon’s sturdy flavor and texture, it can stand up to it. Omit cheese when cooking delicate shellfish like those used in Seafood Pasta.

The Directions

  1. Stir together melted butter, mustard, lemon zest, and spices. Sauté the spinach with the Parmesan. Roll out the puff pastry and cut it in half crosswise. Two fish fillets on a white plate brushed with butter and mustard
  1. Brush the salmon fillets with the butter mixture. Place a fillet in the middle of each sheet puff pastry.A fish fillet on a baking sheet topped with spinach and Parmesan
  1. Spoon the cheesy spinach over the top. A parchment-lined baking sheet with a fillet of fish wrapped in puff pastry
  1. Fold one side of the puff pastry over the top, and brush the top of the folded part with egg wash. A fish fillet enclosed in puff pastry brushed with an egg wash
  1. Repeat with the opposite side, attaching the two flaps. Brush with more egg wash. Puff pastry wrapped around a salmon fillet on a parchment-lined baking sheet
  1. Repeat until all sides of the pastry are folded. Transfer the salmon fillets to the parchment-lined baking tray, seam-side down.


Make sure the pastry is well sealed! The egg wash will act like glue.

Two unbaked pieces of salmon Wellington on a baking sheet

  1. Brush the tops with egg wash, and score diagonal lines in each direction to allow steam to escape (and to make it look pretty). Two fish filets wrapped in golden puff pastry on a baking sheet
  1. Bake the salmon Wellington for 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees F, until deep golden brown. Let cool a few minutes, then DIG IN!

5 Star Review

This is one of those amazing recipes guaranteed to impress yourself and all your dinner guests. The flavours are fabulous and the presentation a delight. The most amazing thing is that it can be prepared ahead of your gathering and easily done by a home chef!

— Sandra —

Make Ahead Tips

Salmon Wellington reheats like a dream—we thought it tasted nearly as good as the first time it came out of the oven. It’s also easy to assemble the salmon Wellington “packets” ahead, making this recipe ideal for easy entertaining.

  • To Make Ahead. Up to 1 day in advance, you can prepare the salmon fillets and wrap them in the puff pastry. Score the puff pastry, but do not add the egg wash on top. Store it in the refrigerator in airtight container. When you’re ready to bake the salmon, then add the egg wash, and bake as directed.
  • To Make Ahead and Freeze. I do not recommend freezing baked salmon Wellington; however, you can freeze salmon Wellington before it is baked. Prepare as directed through the point of scoring the top, but do not add the egg wash on top. Place it on a baking sheet in the freezer until solid. Then, store in an airtight freezer-safe storage container in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to prepare it, let it set at room temperature for about 20 minutes (enough for the pastry to soften up a bit), then add the egg wash, score, and bake. You’ll need to add 15 to 20 minutes to the cooking time.
  • To Store. Place leftovers in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • To Reheat Baked Salmon Wellington. Let the salmon come to near room temperature, then reheat it in the oven at 375 degrees F for about 10 to 15 minutes, until warmed through. You can rewarm this dish in the microwave in a pinch, but it’s likely the pastry will become soggy and the fish will dry out; the oven will yield much better results.

What Sides to Serve with Salmon Wellington

More Favorite Baked Salmon Recipes

Easy salmon Wellington in puff pastry on a white plate

Ready to stun your guests (and yourself!) with this show stopping salmon Wellington?

Whether or not you share how easy this recipe is, I’ll leave to your discretion.

Either way, be sure to bask in the applause. You deserve it!

Frequently Asked Questions

Should the Salmon Skin be On or Off for Salmon Wellington?

The salmon for salmon Wellington should be skinless. If the salmon is sold skin-on, the seafood counter can usually remove it for you.

How Do I Ensure My Salmon Wellington is Not Soggy?

Following this recipe with the proper baking time should leave you with a crispy pastry exterior and perfectly cooked salmon interior. Be sure to use fresh spinach as thawed, frozen spinach would have excess moisture that could make the salmon Wellington soggy. You could also try baking it on a dark coated pan to promote crisping of the bottom.

Can I Cook Frozen Salmon Wellington?

Salmon Wellington can be cooked directly from frozen. Bake frozen salmon Wellington at 400 degrees F for 35-45 minutes. I recommend freezing salmon Wellington fully prepared for the oven but prior to being baked.

What is the Difference Between Salmon en Croute and Salmon Wellington?

Salmon Wellington and Salmon en Croute are two different names for the SAME dish!

Salmon Wellington

4.95 from 58 votes
Salmon Wellington is an easy but impressive recipe you can prep ahead for entertaining. Salmon wrapped in puff pastry with spinach, then baked until golden, this salmon en croute is to die for!

Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 55 minutes

Servings: 2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Zest of 1 small lemon about ¾ teaspoon
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt divided
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper divided
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg yolk plus 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed in the refrigerator
  • 2, 6- ounce salmon fillets skin removed


  • Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Leave the salmon in the refrigerator.
  • Melt the butter in a small bowl or saucepan. Stir in the Dijon, lemon zest, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large, nonstick skillet. Add the spinach in large handfuls, cooking until it wilts, about 1 minute. Stir in the garlic, thyme, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Stir in the Parmesan. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  • In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water to act as an egg wash. Set aside.
  • Place the puff pastry on a lightly floured work surface and roll it into a 12×14-inch rectangle. With a sharp knife, cut the puff pastry in half crosswise so you are left with two rectangles that are 12 x 7 inches each.
  • Remove the salmon fillets from the refrigerator and place on a plate. Brush the tops of the fillets liberally with the butter mixture, then place each fillet, butter-side down, in the center of a piece of puff pastry. Spoon half of the cooled vegetables over the top.
  • Fold one side of the puff pastry over the top of the fillet like a flap, so that it partially covers it, then brush the top of the flap with egg wash. Fold the next side, adhering it to the first if the flaps are large enough to touch (the egg wash should act as a “glue”), then brush its top with egg wash. Repeat until all 4 sides are folded over. It should be as if you are wrapping up the salmon like a delicious present. Don’t stress over the order of the flaps. As long as it’s well sealed and covers the salmon, you’re golden. Carefully flip the salmon over and transfer it to the prepared baking sheet, with the folded side underneath. Repeat with the second fillet.
  • Brush the tops of the puff pastry with egg wash, then with a sharp knife, score shallow, diagonal lines in each direction in a crosshatch pattern.
  • Bake the salmon for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the pastry turns golden brown. Let cool a few minutes on the baking sheet. Serve hot.



  • TO STORE: Place leftover salmon in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. 
  • TO REHEAT: Let the salmon come to room temperature, then reheat it in the oven at 375 degrees F for about 10 to 15 minutes until warmed through. You can rewarm this dish in the microwave in a pinch, but the oven will yield much better results. 
  • TO MAKE AHEAD AND FREEZE: I do not recommend freezing baked salmon Wellington. However, you can freeze salmon Wellington before it is baked. Prepare as directed, but do not add the egg wash. Place it on a baking sheet in the freezer until solid. Then, store in an airtight freezer-safe storage container in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to prepare it, let it sit at room temperature for 20 minutes, then add the egg wash and bake as directed. 
  • TO MAKE AHEAD: Up to 1 day in advance, you can prepare the salmon fillets and wrap them in the puff pastry. Score the puff pastry, but do not add the egg wash yet. Store it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to bake the salmon, then add the egg wash and bake as directed. 


Serving: 1(of 2)Calories: 481kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 41gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 211mgPotassium: 1168mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 6042IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 152mgIron: 4mg

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Hi, I'm Erin Clarke, and I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food that's affordable, easy-to-make, and best of all DELISH. I'm the author and recipe developer here at and of The Well Plated Cookbook. I adore both sweets and veggies, and I am on a mission to save you time and dishes. WELCOME!

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    1. Hi Marci! I’ve never tried this recipe with halibut, so unfortunately, I can’t vouch for the results. If you decide to experiment with it, I’d love to hear how it goes!

        1. Hi Cassandra, it sounds like it might’ve needed to bake for a few extra minutes. The moisture of the fish does play a factor, but it shouldn’t be soggy. I hope you were still able to enjoy it!

  1. This looks fabulous thank you! Funny I just bought salmon today!  I think I know what I’m making for supper tomorrow!!  Thank you so much❤️

  2. Made this tonight and it was a HIT! Even my 6 year old liked it! Can’t wait to make it again for company. 5 stars

  3. This is really delicious! I will make it again but cut down, just a touch, on the salt. I was surprised at how easy this was to make … I am not the most stellar in the kitchen! LOL!5 stars

  4. Made this last night! Definitely a keeper. Only one thing I’ll do differently next time. I will be cutting down on the dried thyme. Thyme is strong and it seemed to overpower the rest of the flavors. Other than that, this was exceptional! And sooo easy!5 stars

  5. Hi there! I loved this recipe, but found that my puff pastry was under baked on the sides and bottoms. Do you have any tips on how to keep the Wellington from getting soggy? Ty!

    1. Abby, it sounds like you might have needed just to bake it a few extra minutes. It will be softer on the bottom due to the moisture of the fish but shouldn’t be soggy. Glad you all enjoyed it!!

  6. I made the Salmon Wellington and it was delicious! My husband was very impressed. I added a side of grilled eggplant to round out the meal. Thank you, Erin!5 stars

  7. This is one of those amazing recipes guaranteed to impress yourself and all your dinner guests. The flavours are fabulous and the presentation a delight. The most amazing thing is that it can be prepared ahead of your gathering and easily done by a home chef!5 stars

  8. Yummy!  I had some salmon and needed to change things up a bit. And I happened to have puff pastry.   So, I was thrilled to find your recipe Salmon Wellington. This one was great!  My husband loved it too!  5 stars

  9. I noticed that in one place it says to leave at room temp. for 2-3 hrs if freezing ahead, and another place says 20 minutes at room temperature. Which would be better?

    1. Hi Lynn! I apologize for any confusion. You should let it sit for about 20 minutes. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

  10. I made the Salmon Wellington tonight and it was amazing! The first dish I’ve made from this site and it will not be the last5 stars

  11. Hi – thanks for this recipe but I have to confess I found the filling lacking, a bit dry perhaps. I seem to remember this dish having a more creamy filling when I had it at a restaurant. Is this a classic version or is this a healthy interpretation? I know your website focusses on healthy recipes, so just wondering.

    1. Hi Belinda, I’m sorry to hear that the recipe came out a little dry for you. Recipes can certainly vary, but I (and many other readers) found this version to have a moist and rich filling. I hope you were still able to enjoy it!

  12. I’ve never seen a Salmon Wellington without something to make the spinach layer a bit creamy but I decided to give this a go. It was ok, but I definitely prefer the versions with something to make the filling a bit nicer. Thanks anyway, but I don’t think this quite hits the mark.

    1. I’m sorry this didn’t hit the spot for you, Ali! I (and many other readers) really enjoyed it, so I wish it would’ve been a hit for you too!

  13. Made this tonight and it was delicious. Accidentally bought trout instead of salmon and was so tasty. The spinach was so good. Thank you5 stars

  14. This is easily one of the best salmon recipes and it is so creative. I absolutely love this dish. It took me a few times to get it right, but keep in mind I am a novice. Pair this with one of Erin’s potato recipes and you’re all set.5 stars

  15. Salmon Wellington so delicious! Made for our wedding anniversary and it was a tremendous hit. We had this dish on our wedding day many years ago and I wanted to recreate. Thank you for the easy to find ingredient list and easy to follow instructions. Always takes me longer than stated but well worth the work.5 stars

  16. While this is tasty, I felt that the spinach was over seasoned and wilted away to nothing. Could you please add a weight to the spinach in the recipe? I ended up adding another cup, but I wish I had added more to offset the garlic and salt.4 stars

    1. I’m happy that you enjoyed the dish overall, Ana! You could certainly experiment next time by adding some additional spinach if you prefer. I hope you enjoy it!

  17. This was delicious! We made it for Thanksgiving dinner and it looked so nice and tasted even better. We liked it so much we had it again the following week.5 stars

  18. This was a HUGE hit in my house!!! The flavors of the salmon,spinach,parmesan cheese and the puff pastry go together perfectly!! Recipe was very easy to follow!5 stars

  19. We used your recipe as a starting point / guide. We made some alterations / substitutions…
    1) Replaced spinach mixture with store-bought spinach dip.
    2) Replaced puff pastry with crescent rolls flattened out and joined together on parchment paper.
    3) Used one large piece of salmon that we then sliced to serve. This alteration didn’t require so much extra pastry to be double folded.
    The end result made for a gorgeous presentation. And the taste was to die for! Our alterations / substitutions offer a super easy yet wonderfully healthy main course. We look forward to serving our customized version of your salmon Wellington again, and soon!
    Thanks for the starter recipe.5 stars

  20. Just made this tonight for our first dinner of 2021 and it was excellent. I didn’t have fresh spinach on hand but used a mixture of frozen spinach and frozen chopped kale instead. I skipped the garlic but threw in two chopped spring onions and some grated nutmeg. Also added small squirt of lime juice (1/4 to 1/2tsp) to the butter/mustard mixture for an extra zing.5 stars

  21. What app was used to calculate the nutrition, I ran it thorough this site and got 876 calories per serving5 stars

    1. Hi Wendy! I use an online nutrition calculator to create my estimates. They are based on the ingredients I used and serving size I list, so if the numbers are important to you, I recommend inputting your exact ingredients into an online calculator for the most accurate information. I hope this helps!

  22. I’ve never worked with puff pastry but want to try this recipe for my Valentine. :)
    What kind of puff pastry will work in this recipe? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!

  23. Hello
    I’m planning to make the salmon wellington for friends but one of them doesn’t eat spinach. Is there anything else I can use instead.?
    Thank you, Maria

  24. This is AMAZING! SO flavorful and so easy to make! I followed the recipe to a T. Definitely a new favorite of mine. Wow!5 stars

    1. Hi Erin! I haven’t tried using fresh thyme myself, but you could experiment with it. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

  25. So if I’m preparing this ahead of time I should use the egg wash to seal the puff pastry, but not use the egg wash on the top before it is scored? How long should I take it out of the fridge and let it sit out to come to room temperature before I bake it?

    1. Hi Rose! Are you freezing this or just refrigerating it? For the refrigerator method, you should score the puff pastry, but do not add the egg wash. When you’re ready to bake the salmon, you can just add the egg wash and bake as directed. I hope this helps!

  26. Thank Erin for this recipe. I made it for the first time tonight and it turned out lovely.
    It looks impressive and tastes great.
    My husband really enjoyed it. I will definitely make it for company when the
    p is over.
    jay5 stars

  27. The recipe sounds wonderful. I would like to make this for a special dinner later this week. I need to prep the salmon fillets and wrap them in the puff pastry in the morning and then refrigerate them. Several questions:
    1. Before baking, how long should they stay out of the refrigerator to get to room temp?
    2. Will the puff pastry get soggy sitting in the refrigerator? Anything special to do so that won’t happen?
    3. What should the consistency of the spinach be once the Parmesan is added?
    4. If you score the top of the puff pastry before applying the egg wash, will it drip down?
    Sorry to trouble you with silly questions, but I’m a novice cook and would like it to come out perfect for our anniversary. Thanks so much for your help. I enjoy your site.

    1. I’m happy to help, Nancy! When you’re ready to bake, you can simply remove the puff pastry-wrapped salmon from the refrigerator, add the egg wash, and bake as directed. The puff pastry will still become nice and crispy in the oven even after being refrigerated. The spinach will be wilted when you add the Parmesan (check out Step 3 in the “Directions” section of the blog post above for a photo to reference). I recommend scoring the puff pastry before adding the egg wash when prepping it ahead. I hope this helps and that the recipe is a success!

  28. I love this recipe! I was a bit wary about adding the lemon zest in but it turned out great! I saw that other salmon wellington recipes have cream cheese in it and added 1/2 cup and it is amazing. I did this for mother’s day along with two other courses and everyone loved it! Thanks for the recipe! Love from Canada <35 stars

  29. So I’m looking to make this recipe tomorrow for my husband’s birthday, but one thing I am concerned about is the fish.

    We eat salmon a lot, usually pan fried, and are used to cooking it for no more than 6-7 minutes for a thick slice (less for a thinner slice). Cooked that way it is often nearly raw in the middle, but we prefer that as it makes it more like sashimi and there’s no danger of the fish being too dry.

    I am just concerned that in order to cook the Wellington for long enough to brown the pastry, I would be overcooking the fish (especially by the standards we’re used to). I mean, I get that the fish is protected by the pastry to some extent, but 20 minutes still sounds like a long time.

    Can you reassure me?

    1. Hi Claire! I stand by all of my recipes, because they are tested numerous times before they make it to the website. You are getting the final product of all of my testing. Hope this helps!

  30. I made this from staples on hand so both my salmon and spinach were frozen – along with the pastry. Being a person who hates waste, I mixed the egg white (cooked) with the spinach mix for extra nutrition. Absolutely delicious! A lemon ( or lime) wedge on the plate was something I was sorry I didn’t include.5 stars

  31. It was amazingly delicious beyond words! However I basted the top of the salmons with an inexpensive Dizone Mustard covering it… before wrapping it in the pastry dough. Boy was that a delicious enhancement! My husband remarked all evening about how delicious it was and better than any restaurant meal he has EVER had in his life!

  32. I made this recipe for dinner, it’s awesome! It is so delicious and filling. Thanks for the easy to follow instructions and photos.5 stars

  33. I made fresh puff instead of frozen (which meant needing to bake at a higher temp as per the puff instructions). The flavors on this are spot-on. Next time I make it I will be sure to drain my spinach better. Overall an excellent recipe- thank you!5 stars

  34. Hello Erin and thank you for your lovely recipe, which I’m going to make for Christmas dinner! It looks amazing! Just a quick question please – how do you prevent the pastry from getting a soggy bottom especially since salmon is such an oily fish?

    1. Hi Jan! it sounds like you might have want to just let it bake a few extra minutes. It will be softer on the bottom due to the moisture of the fish but shouldn’t be soggy. Hope you enjoy it!

  35. Hello Erin – think this will be really good but I must be missing something about the spinach – use 1/2 of mixture and what do you do with the rest?


    1. Hi Colleen! You are actually making two salmon wellingtons. So the the rest of the mixture goes on the second one. Step 7 says “Repeat with the second fillet.” Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Eric! You sure can, I have a whole segment in the blog post about it! It’s under “To Make Ahead and Freeze”! Hope this helps!

  36. These were delicious! I followed the instructions exactly and used line caught sock eye salmon. I’ll definitely add this into the regular dinner line up.5 stars

  37. Wow this was a great recipe! Next time I will double the Dijon-butter-lemon zest and coat both sides of the fish. Thank you!5 stars

  38. Easy, impressive, and delish! The second time I made it a dinner guest asked if I had taken time off from work to make it!5 stars

  39. Dear Erin! This recipe turns out just like it came out of a 5☆ Restaurant.
    I’ve made it a few times now, and It’s perfect every time. I serve it with rice, asparagus and topped with Hollandaise Sauce that accidently on purpose finds its way onto the salmon 😉 Topped with a bit of chopped dill and parsley. It is to die for. Thank you so much for sharing this Masterpiece! 🤗😍😘5 stars

  40. This recipe is so delicious and easy but looks super fancy! The salmon cooks perfectly and it comes together quickly.5 stars

      1. Hi. Great recipe but a quick question. Can I bake two salmon wellingtons at the same time on a cookie sheet? I am making this for a dinner party of 14.
        Thank you, :-)

        1. Hi Anna! I think that would depend on how big your sheet pan is and if two would fit. Hope you enjoy it!

  41. Hi Erin!

    Out of curiosity, what kind of puff pastry did you use? All I can find is pepperidge farms and that would make the calorie count 2 times what you estimated. Is there something else I could use?


    1. Hi Rojalex, Unfortunately the way the nutritional facts are set up, I am not able to change them nor do I add in specific brands. The good news is that you can calculate the calories for free at MyFitnessPal (there are other similar sites too). I hope that can be a helpful resource for you! When in doubt, you should definitely check them out yourself with the ingredients you use at home! Trader Joe’s will sometimes carry puff pastry. Also there is another brand Dufour or you could make your own!! Hope this helps!

  42. This recipe was delicious. I would appreciate feedback from th community on how to make the bottom crisp. Mine was soggy😱4 stars

    1. Sorry to hear you had trouble with this Laura! I’ve not had mine come out soggy. Another tip would be to use a dark coated pan. It absorbs heat differently than a light colored pan, and helps brown foods on the bottom.

  43. I have a large crowd to serve and was thinking of making this but with a whole salmon, split into two long filets and then slice it to serve, do you think I would have to cook it longer? Thank you.

    1. Hi Cathy, it will depend on how big your salmon is. You might need to test the internal temperature to double check that it’s cooked to your liking. Hope you enjoy it!

  44. I made this for our Christmas Dinner
    It was delicious 😋
    I made 2 – but we shared one as were so big

    Thank you.5 stars

  45. I made this with a side of salmon. I quadrupled the quantities of everything and modified the amount of puff pastry to fit the filet(used 2 1/2 sheets that were 10″ square)
    It worked very well. I baked at 400 for about 50 minutes….5 stars

  46. I am about to try it.
    Seeing as how you have international readers can I suggest that you add the temperature settings in Celsius also

    1. Hi Pat! Thank you for the feedback about Celsius as well. Including metric conversions is time consuming and unfortunately I’m not able to include them for each recipe, but there are many online converters that I hope can be a helpful resource for you!

  47. Blooming marvellous, the parmesan in the spinach along with the dijon hit the spot. Cooked this for my wife and she loved it.5 stars

  48. This recipe is excellent! Super easy to make and with great flavors. No changes needed. A new favorite in our household!5 stars

  49. I made this for St. Valentine’s Day dinner tonight. Absolutely delicious. I’d forgotten to buy spinach so quickly softened some sweetheart cabbage and used that instead. The pastry looked amazing. My husband said “You can make that any day of the week – fantastic “
    Thank you for a super recipe.5 stars

  50. This is the BEST Salmon Wellington recipe by far!
    I had no idea you could actually prepare this in advance, which I did the day before a dinner party and it came out fantastic…without the last minute fuss with company. This was a huge hit and SO company worthy. Served it with a touch of lemon Alfredo (from Trader Joes) asparagus and jasmine rice.
    Thank you!!5 stars

  51. Such a lovely dish. I just made it and everyone was impressed, I’m playing around with the spinach so it suites my tastes, but my non-salmon loving son-in-law, loved it. He said it has a nice lemon finish.
    I am teaching this tomorrow to friends. Of course, I’ll give out your recipe.
    Thank you for upping my cooking game.5 stars

  52. This is a great recipe and have made it many times. I love your step-by-step pictures, makes it easier for the first time making this!! I’ve been following you for many years Erin, even back when you were the “law student’s wife”. Congratulations on your beautiful blog and amazing recipes.5 stars

  53. Trying it, I’m not very experienced in the kitchen, Way to much advertising and stuff in between actual recipe for me,

    1. I’m sorry to hear that, Ds. Try clicking the “jump to recipe” button at the top of the screen. It will take you directly to the full recipe. Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Nancy, I’ve only tested it with puff pastry. I am sure you could, I just wouldn’t be able to give specifics

  54. I found this was a bit salty for me but otherwise delicious!

    A side note, I was also wondering about the calories? Half a sheet of puff pastry (jus rol) is around 550 calories … so I calculated one portion as 1000 calories, not 481?4 stars

    1. Hi Tim, the nutritional information is not always completely accurate and can vary depending on ingredients and brands of ingredients used. When in doubt I would double check with a free source like Hope this helps!

  55. My husband found this recipe, and I made it tonight. It was really good! Just a few steps before wrapping it in the puff pastry, then I baked it for 23 minutes. It was very filling. You don’t need a side with it. I will definitely make this again.5 stars

  56. Very helpful. Thanks a lot. Some one there has a nice way of teaching , without insulting the
    readers’. Intelligence. This recipe ( salmon Wellington) I will perfect and. serve often.

  57. Made this tonight and my husband loved it. The store did not have any fresh spinich so I used spinich dip instead and it was very tasty. I really like how simple this dish is to make but its very impresive to look at! Thank you again for another great receipt to add to my list.5 stars

  58. This was so tasty! I could not find any fresh spinach so I used a spinach dip (i had read someone else used this) and it was really good. I have never worked with puff pastry before but it was so easy to do with your directions. Thanks for another great recipe.5 stars

  59. Absolutely gorgeous! Cooked to perfection in 22mins. And my husband who hates salmon couldn’t smell it while baking thanks to the pastry. I’ll definitely be making this again!5 stars