Fish Pie you say????
This recipe combines 2 of my all time favorite things- Salmon and Leeks.
Any excuse to use either of these yummy flavors make us all happy and feeling like we have had a little taste of all that is good in the world!..... And the presentation and ease of this dish will make it a staple in your home.
It comes out looking like you spent hours making it and it is so easy you will be shocked.
Do plan on having a few hours though to let it sit in the fridge before you bake it to allow the flavors to blend together.
4 large leeks
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 1/4 pounds skinless boneless salmon fillet
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill leaves
1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water
17 1/4-ounce package frozen puff pastry sheets (thawed according to package instructions)
*Cut white and pale-green parts of leeks crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
*In a bowl of cold water wash leeks well and lift from water into a colander to drain, pat leeks dry
*In a large skillet cook leeks in butter over moderate heat, stirring, until tender, about 12 minutes, and cool*Cut salmon into roughly 3/4-inch pieces and in a bowl toss with leeks, dill, zest, salt, and pepper until combined well
*In a small bowl whisk together egg and water to make an egg wash
*On a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin roll 1 puff pastry sheet into a 10-inch square and the other into a 12-inch square
*Transfer 10-inch pastry square to a floured large baking sheet and mound salmon filling in center, forming a round 8 inches in diameter
*Brush edges of pastry evenly with some egg wash
*Carefully drape remaining pastry square over salmon and gently press edges together to seal
*With a sharp knife trim edges of pastry to form a 10-inch round
*Crimp edges and cut 4 steam vents on top of crust, brush crust evenly with some remaining egg wash
*Chill pie, loosely covered, at least 1 hour and up to 3
*Preheat oven to 400°F
*Bake pie in middle of oven until pastry is golden brown, about 30 minutes
*Serve pie warm or at room temperature
*SERVE WITH A SIMPLE SALAD