When you are trying to lose weight you can often think that some things are out of bounds
One of these is pastry and if you are like me you may find yourself really craving a pie particularly as the weather gets colder.
I find that buying packets of ready made puff pastry and cutting it into blocks to put into the freezer means that I can add a pastry topping to meals without overloading on the calories.
One of my favourite meal is salmon wrapped in pastry served with vegetables. This is a very easy meal that you can have on the table in under 30 minutes so why not give it a go.
To cook this you just need a salmon fillet and a strip of ready made puff pastry.
I used a smoked salmon fillet (which is why it looks a bit dark) and just put a teaspoon of pesto sauce on top before wrapping it in the pastry strip then baked for 20 mins at 180 degrees.
Just serve with whatever vegetables or salad you like and you will find it very satisfying and filling.
I buy Jus-Rol puff pastry https://www.jusrol.co.uk/products/puff-pastry and cut into strips for individual serving 50 gram servings to add to pies and keep in the freezer.
Next week I will share a great chicken Spanish pot pie recipe that uses the same idea.