Salmon and Watercress Tarts

Salmon and watercress tartlets

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Ready in under 20 minutes and packed with the taste of spring, these puff pastry treats make an easy dinner party starter your guests will love



  • ready-rolled pastry  1 pack (375g)
  • egg 1, beaten
  • crème fraîche  200ml 
  • wholegrain mustard 2 tbsp
  • smoked salmon 2 portions 
  • watercress half an 80g bag
  • cider vinegar  1 tbsp 


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6. Cut a pack of ready-rolled puff pastry into quarters, put on a baking sheet and prick all over with a fork.

  • Step 2

    Mark a 1cm border with a knife and brush with beaten egg. Bake for 10 minutes until golden. mix 6 tbsp crème fraîche with 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard and season.

  • Step 3

    Spread half over the baked pastry case middle and cook for another 5 minutes. Grill or pan-fry 2 lightly smoked salmon portions for 4 minutes, or until cooked through. Flake over the pastry squares and scatter with half a bag of watercress. Mix the remaining crème fraîche with 1 tbsp cider vinegar and drizzle to serve.