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Cut the pastry in two and roll out each half to a rough rectangle about 3mm thick. Keep them chilled on a baking sheet while you prepare the salmon.
Check the salmon for any stray bones and remove them with tweezers. Cut the salmon in half so you have 2 pieces the same size.
Put the first piece of pastry on a non-stick baking sheet. Season the salmon all over then sit it on the pastry, skinned-side down.
Mix the herbs and lemon zest with the butter and season really well, then spread the herb butter all over the top of the salmon.
Season the other fillet and lay it skinned-side up on top of the bottom piece.
Brush beaten egg all over the pastry, then drape over the other bit of pastry. Mould the pastry around the salmon and trim so there is only a couple of cm excess. You can chill or freeze the leftover pastry to use later.
Crimp the edges using your fingers.
Glaze all over with more egg wash then score the surface with the back of a knife in a cross-hatch pattern being careful not to cut all the way through. Bake in a 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a skewer poked in the middle comes out piping hot. Rest for 5 minutes before cutting.
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