When you're feeding a crowd, it's best to avoid any dishes that are too complicated and may well end up in disaster if you're hosting and get called away from the kitchen. You want a real showstopper that's not over-fiddly and easily prepared ahead so you can concentrate on having a good time and not be chained to the oven. And this salmon recipe couldn't be more simple.
Salmon in filo pastry ticks all the boxes. And our Food Editor has given the classic fish main a new twist by adding delicious roasted vegetables to the filling. With a host of veggies, including courgettes, leeks and pepper, you know you're getting plenty of nutrients while the salmon itself contains plenty of healthy omega-3 fatty acids that are great for heart health.
You'll need to roast the veggies first before you assemble your filo creation, but the whole thing shouldn't take you more than twenty-five minutes to prep. When you add that to 50 minutes cooking time then you know you're onto a winner when it comes to a dinner party dish that is simple and quick to make.
While some salmon recipes call for complicated wrapping techniques, this salmon in filo couldn't be easier to wrap – you just need to fold over the edges and make sure it's all neat and you're good to go.
Serve with dressed new potatoes or a crunchy salad full of romaine lettuce and drizzled with a dressing made of mustard, honey and red wine vinegar for something that feels extra special. Your guests will be really impressed and yet it's all so simple.
Not sure how to get the filo perfect? Watch our how-to video below...
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