Smoked salmon sacristains


Smoked salmon sacristains
Sacristain (sexton in English, a strange name though common in French cooking) is a small pastry twist, made with puff pastry. There are many recipes with different flavours, sweet or savoury. Here is one with smoked salmon, ideal as an aperitif.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 25 sacristains, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 25 sacristains 50 sacristains 75 sacristains

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
40 min.30 min.20 min.1 hour 30 min.
Keeping: 1 or 2 days in a closed metal box.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #1
Roll out 300 g Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) into a large rectangle, then cut into 2 equal parts.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #2
With a brush coat each half with egg yolk.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #3
Cover one piece with 4 slices smoked salmon.

Don't leave gaps (as in the photo) without salmon, the pastry should be completely covered, don't worry if salmon overlaps the edge of the pastry, it will be trimmed later.

Pepper the salmon generously.

Stage 4 - 30 min.
Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #4
Put the other piece of puff pastry on top, egg coated side downwards against salmon.

Put in the freezer for 30 minutes so that pastry is firm enough to be cut easily.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #5
After this, remove from fridge, and still with a brush, coat top with egg yolk.

Preheat your oven to 430°F (220°C).

Stage 6 - 10 min.
Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #6
Cut into sticks of about 0.5x7 inches or 1x10 cm.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #7
Twist the sticks: i.e. hold each stick at both ends and give 2 or 3 turns to one end while holding the other still (or twist both ends opposite ways one turn).

Stage 8 - 20 min.
Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #8
Put in the oven for about 20 minutes, be careful towards the end of cooking time not to let your sacristains burn.

Stage 9
Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #9
If you don't twist the sticks, you will not get sacristains but allumettes (matches, yes...), they taste just the same, but are a bit less attractive.

Remarks

Re-heated sacristains are not as good as straight from the oven. But if you must make them in advance, do everything up to cutting, then put in the freezer, otherwise fold in a plastic film and keep in the fridge. Cut, twist and cook at the last minute.

If you plan to use bought ready-made puff pastry, use 2 packs so you get the 2 parts already rolled and cut to the right size.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,420 Kcal or 10,132 Kj103 gr99 gr179 gr
121 %40 %9 %27 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
336 Kcal or 1,407 Kj14 gr14 gr25 gr
17 %6 %1 %4 %
Per sacristains
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
97 Kcal or 406 Kj4 gr4 gr7 gr
5 %2 %<1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan, Little apple turnovers with almonds and raisins, Crusty cockle tart, Express apple tart, Small foie gras pasties, ... All
Smoked salmonSmoked salmon: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Cucumber and salmon salad, Salmon and spinach quiche, Surprise bread, Potatoes with smoked salmon, Crab and smoked salmon club sandwiches , ... All
Egg yolkEgg yolk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate mousse, Lime confectioner's custard (pastry cream), Spaghetti Carbonara, Apple confectioner's custard, Smoked eggs, ... All
PepperPepper: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Red rice pannequets, Greek salad, Stuffed mushrooms au gratin, Lille style chicken, Light herb sauce, ... All

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