Easy salmon coulibiac

This dish of pastry-wrapped rice and fish is easy but impressive so it works well as a midweek meal or dinner party centrepiece

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:50 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 477
  • fat 25g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 34g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 29g
  • salt 0.9g


  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp olive oilor rapeseed oil
  • 200g mushrooms, chopped
  • 200g packet cooked brown rice
  • ½ small pack dill
  • 2 lemons, 1 zested and juiced, 1 cut into wedges, to serve
  • 2 tbsp capers, chopped
  • 270g packet filo pastry(7 sheets)
  • salad leaves, to serve
  • 600g salmon fillet, boned and skinned


  1. Boil the eggs for 7 mins, then plunge into cold water. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan, add the mushrooms and a pinch of seasoning and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 mins until golden. Add the rice, dill, lemon zest and juice, capers and some more seasoning, then remove from the heat. 

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Put two sheets of pastry next to each other on the tray, slightly overlapping in the middle. Brush with some oil and top with another two sheets, then repeat with two more sheets. Butterfly the salmon by cutting through the side, but not all the way through, so you can open it like a book. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

  3. Place the salmon on the pastry and stuff with the rice mixture. Peel and slice the boiled eggs and arrange on the rice. Close up the salmon fillet, season and wrap with the pastry to form a parcel. Scrunch the remaining pastry sheet over the top, drizzle with a little more oil and bake for 40 mins. Serve with lemon wedges and dressed salad leaves.  

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