A fun way to get your kid’s eating salmon and a heap of veggies. Really easy to make either mini pies or one big pie for dinner for the family.
Today Sam (age 3) asked to send a message on my phone. Knowing full well it was a ploy to play with my phone I said you can’t send a message, you don’t know how to write words, you need to learn how to read and write first. His response was “ok, give me a pen and paper then”. Well that was easy, this could save me a lot in school fees……..
My best friend gave me this recipe, her hubby said it was one of her best meals yet so I thought it was worth sharing. She made one big pie with a top layer of puff pastry or you can make mini pies with a base and top layer. These would be perfect for entertaining, a crispy pie with a really light well balanced centre.
salmon, leek and potato pies
makes 20 small pies;
3 medium potatoes, cubed quite small
3 leeks, finely sliced
1 zucchini, cubed quite small
2 sprigs fresh thyme
200g salmon fillet, skin off
½ cup frozen peas
100g feta, crumbled
1 lemon, zest
4 sheets shortcrust pastry
4 sheets puff pastry
1 egg, lightly whisked for brushing
In a large fry pan with a lid, over low heat, place a little oil, the potato, leek, zucchini and thyme. Cook for 20 minutes with the lid on, stirring occasionally and then a further 20 minutes with it off. Season with salt and pepper and allow to cool to room temperature (about 20 minutes). While this is cooking, lightly pan fry the salmon and gently flake.
Cut circles out of the shortcrust pastry and line 10 of the bases of 2 x 12 hole muffin tins, leaving a bit over the edge.
Mix through the salmon, peas, feta, lemon zest and eggs into the vegetable mixture and then divide evenly between the 20 bases. Tops each with a circle cut from the puff pastry and crimp the edges to seal.
Pierce a whole in the centre of each pie, brush with the lightly whisked egg and bake for 25 minutes.
You could also make 4 medium sized pies or 1 family sized pie with just a top layer of puff pastry, these too would take 25 minutes to cook.