Smoked Salmon And Asparagus Puffs

This puff pastry recipe for asparagus and smoked salmon makes the perfect tart. It can be served as a meal, or an impressive appetizer for special occasions. Puff pastry is an easy ingredient to work with, giving you a buttery, flaky crust every time. You can use store bought puff pastry instead of making it from scratch. The salmon, asparagus and dill elevate it to an elegant party dish that’s completely filling. Finish it off with a classic creme fraiche topping for additional flavor. Creme Fraiche can usually be found in the gourmet cheese section of your grocery store. Here is the recipe for this dish that serves up to 12.

The Ingredients

1 egg
2 cloves minced garlic
1 box of puff pastry
4 ounces of creme fraiche
2 tablespoons of dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1/2 lb cooked asparagus
4 ounces of smoked salmon

How to Make the Dish

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange two sheets of the puff pastry on the baking sheet. Press both of the sheets together, then pierce it with a fork. Fold the edges of the pastry towards the center and brush the edges with the egg yolk. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Let it cool for a few minutes and then press down the center. Combine the garlic, mustard and creme fraiche in a small bowl. Spread the mixture over the center of the puff pastry and line with asparagus. Lay salmon on top of the asparagus and garnish with fresh dill.