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Salmon Pastries with Dill Pesto

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 24
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Each little appetizer bundle is bursting with salmon and cheesy-dill flavors.
Sep 21, 2010
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  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) lightly packed chopped fresh dill weed
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, if desired
  • 3/4 lb (375 g) salmon fillet, thawed if frozen and patted dry
  • 1 pkg Pillsbury* Refrigerated Pie Crusts, softened as directed on box
  • Dill weed sprigs


  • 1
    Heat oven to 400ºF. In food processor bowl with metal blade or in blender, place chopped dill weed, oil, walnuts, lime juice, garlic, mustard, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the salt and pepper. Cover; process, stopping once to scrape side of bowl, until smooth.
  • 2
    If salmon has skin or bones, remove them; rinse fillet and pat dry with paper towel. Cut salmon into 24 (1-inch) cubes.
  • 3
    On cutting board, roll 1 pie crust into 12-inch round. Cut into 4 rows by 3 rows to make 12 (4x3-inch) rectangles. Repeat with remaining crust. (Rectangles cut at edge of crust will have rounded side.)
  • 4
    Spoon 1 level teaspoon dill pesto onto centre of each rectangle; top with 1 salmon cube. Bring 4 corners of each rectangle over filling to centre and pinch at top; pinch corners, leaving small openings on sides to vent steam. (For rectangles with rounded side, bring 3 points together at top, pinching to seal.) On ungreased large baking sheet, place pastries 1 inch apart.
  • 5
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 6
    Place remaining pesto in small resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut small tip off 1 bottom corner of bag; squeeze bag to drizzle pesto over serving plate. Place pastries on serving plate. Sprinkle pastries with remaining cheese and garnish with dill weed sprigs. Serve warm.

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