Salmon and Leek Pie

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.

Serves 6


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


1 comment:

Eating Smart (Tracy) said...

Yum! that sounds delicious Becca! I'm not very good with pastry sheets, but I will give it a try!

Serving sizes and this sight.....

As many of you have come to realize, I am usually making huge amounts of food and alot of times for more than just my family. However, I would be horrified to think that someone who was living alone, or with only a couple people in their home would feel discouraged about this..
Simply use division for most of these recipes if they are too big. With the exception of baking, which requires a fair amount of science, these recipes can be adjusted and modified with ease! And if you feel stuck, either leave me a comment or email me and I will try to respond to you as soon as I can.
Thanks fellow foodies, hope you eat something yummy today and enjoy the fact that you didn't spend lots of money at a high end restaurant!

Enjoy! I love to hear from you all!

Rebecca Turrigiano


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