Salmon, goat cheese and spinach wrapped in Phyllo dough

Mele Cotte’s Deep Freeze Challenge has come at the perfect time. Hubby and I are trying to empty our freezer out in preparation for our upcoming kitchen renovation. We’ve had phyllo dough in there since we moved in and I decided to just use some of it up already. I also had some goat cheese and spinach in the freezer. By combining the idea of stuffed chicken and phyllo wrapped salmon, I came up with this idea.
This was my first time working with phyllo dough and it was tougher than I expected. My dough wasn’t completely defrosted so I did have some piece break. But I was able to patch it up well enough. Hubby absolutely loved these. He ate two. They are definitely quite tasty!

Salmon, goat cheese and spinach wrapped in Phyllo dough – Adapted from Annie’s Eats – makes 4Salmon fillets – 4 servings
16 sheets phyllo dough
melted butter – I used Earth Balance
4 oz goat cheese
1 pkg frozen spinach

Defrost spinach. Preheat the oven to 400°.

On a work surface, lay down one piece of phyllo dough (use parchment or waxed paper underneath to help with cleanup). Brush lightly with melted butter.

Repeat until 6 sheets (I used 4 sheets) of phyllo are layered on top of each other. Place a spoonful of spinach at an angle near the corner of the phyllo stack. Place one salmon fillet on top of spinach. Season with salt and pepper. Spread 1/4 of the goat cheese on top of the salmon. Add another small amount of spinach on top of the cheese.

Fold corner and then sides of the phyllo stack over the salmon, and then roll up, burrito-style, keeping all sides of phyllo folded in. Trim off any excess. Place seam side down on a baking sheet and brush top with more melted butter.

Repeat the process with the second (and third and forth) salmon fillet. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until phyllo is golden brown.

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9 Responses to “Cranberry, Caramelized Onion, and Goat Cheese Dip”

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    oneordinaryday — January 11, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Bookmarked!! Sounds awesome!

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    Colleen — January 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    That sounds yummy! I don’t like goat cheese, but bet it would be good with feta too.

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    Julie — January 11, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful combo…except like Colleen, I’ve finally come to admit I don’t like goat cheese. Could use more cream cheese I suppose.

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    nutmegnanny — January 12, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Goat cheese is my ultimate favorite! Can’t wait to try this delicious dip 🙂

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    Colleen — January 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to make it! Although the cheddar cheese is throwing me off though – did it really match in flavor? Do you think something like asiago would work?

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    Jen — January 13, 2010 at 12:35 am

    I agree Colleen, the cheddar does seem out of place. In all honesty, you couldn’t taste it. The goat cheese / cream cheese mixture and caramelized onions and cranberries are all pretty prominent flavors. I’m sure any shredded cheese would be fine.

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    Colleen — February 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Just posted this – delicious! It will be one of my standards from now on!

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    Lisa Burnett — February 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    what do i do with the pecans if i choose to use them?

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    Jen — February 13, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Lisa – I’d mix them into the Cranberry mixture or layer them between the cheese and the cranberry layers.

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