Smoked Salmon Napoleon
|Puff pastry||17 1⁄4 Ounce, defrosted if frozen but still very cold (1 Package)|
|Egg||1 , lightly mixed with 1 tablespoon water|
|Dijon mustard||2 Teaspoon|
|Soft cheese/Low-fat garden vegetable / herb, such as rondele / boursin, at room temperature||1⁄2 Pound (Regular)|
|Cucumber/1 small regular cucumber, peeled and very thinly sliced||1⁄2 , peeled and very thinly sliced (Hothouse Or Seedless)|
|Chopped fresh dill/1 tablespoon dried dillweed||2 Tablespoon|
|Red onion||1⁄2 , peeled and very thinly sliced|
|Thinly sliced smoked salmon||10 Ounce|
|Smoked salmon slice||3|
To Bake Pastry: Preheat oven to 350°F.
On a lightly floured board, roll 1 sheet (or half) of pastry into a rectangle about 15 X 12 inches.
Cut rectangle in half lengthwise, making two 15 X 6-inch pieces.
Place on lightly greased baking sheet.
Roll and cut second sheet in same manner.
Place one of the pastry rectangles on a second baking sheet. (Reserve fourth rectangle for another use.) Prick the three sheets with a fork at about 1-inch intervals.
Brush tops with beaten egg, making sure it doesn't drip down the sides.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden, rotating if necessary to ensure even browning.
Remove to racks to cool. (Pastry may be covered with foil and held at room temperature overnight, or frozen in an airtight container so they don't get crushed.
Defrost at room temperature and reheat at 400°F.
for 5 to 10 minutes before assembling.) To Assemble: Up to 2 hours before serving, trim pastry to even the edges, if necessary.
Place 1 sheet on a platter.
Spread with a thin layer of mustard (it goes only on this layer) and a third of the cheese. (If the cheese is difficult to spread, warm slightly in the microwave.) Top with half the cucumber slices, overlapping them slightly, sprinkle with half the dill, top with half the onions, and cover with half the salmon.
Place second pastry on top and spread with a third of the cheese.
Repeat layering remaining cucumber, dill, onion, and salmon.
Spread underside of third pastry layer with remaining cheese (this will help it adhere) and place on top of the loaf, cheese side down.
To Garnish: If desired, make smoked salmon roses or cut salmon into flowers with canape cutters.
Arrange with dill sprigs on top of Napoleon.