Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Phyllo Wrapped Salmon w/Herbed Goat Cheese

Had something similar in a restaurant recently(Verbena) and wanted to give it a whirl on my own. This is what I do when I have random things in my refrigerator that need to be used up-- like phyllo left over from Christmas! :)

A friend of mine brought me a "present" this past weekend-- some mouth-watering, locally made goat cheese with chives & garlic.

So, between the leftover phyllo and goat cheese gift, a lightbulb went on and I started salivating.
And please believe me when I say, this definitely lived up to the hype in my head!

Phyllo Wrapped Salmon w/Herbed Goat Cheese-

Serves 2

2 center cut salmon filets
4 tbsp herbed goat cheese
12 sheets phyllo
1/2 stick melted butter
Kosher salt, fresh cracked pepper

Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees.

Lay first sheet of phyllo down on a piece of parchment (to help contain the mess) and brush w/melted butter. Repeat until you have 6 sheets layered on top of each other.

Season salmon and place at an angle, pretty far into the phyllo so that the edges will close over the fish easily. Top with approx. 2 tbsp herbed goat cheese. Bring corner up and sides of buttered phyllo in, carefully fold fish/cheese over, keeping sides of phyllo in. Trim off any excess phyllo once done folding. Brush top with more melted butter.

Repeat process for next salmon filet. Let both filets set up in the refrigerator for approx. 10-15 minutes.

Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 35 minutes or until golden brown.


Rachel said...

wow this looks amazing! Im definatly filing this one away to try out. It looks relativly easy too!

Elly said...

I am not the world's biggest fan of salmon but this looks SO good!

Cara said...

This looks delicious! I've always wanted to make something like this.

Anonymous said...

Looks so good! LOL @ "Goat R Us". But it's in VA??! :::running of to get me some of that good stuff:::

bellalately said...

I know! Isn't the Goats R Us funny? But, it is SO delicious. I first discovered it at the Garlic Fest. that I go to every Oct. And then it started to appear in country markets on the outskirts of town.

This partic. goat in the pic, my friend brought me from a winery. It's awesome b/c they freeze them (b/c they don't put preservatives in them) so they can travel. They keep pretty darn well in the freezer actually!

Anonymous said...

I gotta try this one.

That Girl said...

It's so handy to have phyllo on hand just for easy meals like this! Gorgeous.

gaga said...

Wow, that looks heavenly. I definitely HAVE to try this one!

Stacy said...

omg - this looks amazing. But my favorite is the label on the cheese container - Goats R Us. Brilliant!

Olga Berman said...

yum! found you through Marx Foods. I have phyllo and smoked salmon and brie...wonder if I could put all three together.

bellalately said...

Hey Olga! I don't see why not, sounds awesome to me! :)

Olga Berman said...

I just made my version of your recipe and it turned out great! Thanks for the inspiration :)