Salmon and Pesto Pie

When I blogged about my Cheesy Turkey Cobbler recipe recently, I told my readers all about the selection of products that I received free to review from Just Catering Supplies.

One of the products was a circular foil container and matching lid. An ideal product for a pie and I decided to use it for my Salmon and Pesto Pie. I keep a basil plant on my kitchen window sill as I frequently make homemade pesto, since it is such a quick dressing for salads and pasta when in a hurry. This is often the case here on days that I am working, since it is vital that we always have an early evening meal, since son1 can’t have anything except water for an hour either side of his daily chemotherapy every night. This dish will take longer to prepare and cook though, so one that I would only make on a day off work.

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Salmon & Pesto Pie

Ingredients (serves 4)

400g salmon fillets
50g basil
1 clove of garlic
30g pine nuts
30g parmesan
2 tbsp olive oil

300g plain flour
150g margarine
2 tbsp water
pinch of salt


Sieve flour into bowl.
Add pinch of salt.
Add margarine and rub into flour.
Mix in enough cold water to draw into a ball.
Allow to rest in fridge for 15 minutes.
Preheat fan oven to 180 degree C.
Divide ball into 2.
Shake extra flour over board and rolling pin.
Roll out half the pastry.
Lift pastry into foil container and press in well.
Trim off any excess pastry.
Brush rim with milk.
Meanwhile remove the skin from the salmon and chop into pieces.
Place in a bowl.
Grate the parmesan.
Freshly pick the basil and wash leaves.
Place basil, garlic, pine nuts, grated parmesan and oil in blender.
Blend pesto for a couple of minutes, until happy with texture.
Add extra oil if desired.
Mix pesto with salmon.
Fill pastry pie with salmon mixture.
Roll out second half of the pastry.
Lift pastry lid over foil container and press down at edges.
Trim off any excess pastry.
Make some slits in lid to allow steam to escape.
Brush lid with milk.
Place in preheated oven for about 40 minutes until pastry is golden.
Serve hot with your choice of vegetables and potato and enjoy.

salmon & pesto pie

Again this dish could be frozen before cooking but in that case, it would need to be defrosted before baking.

Do take a look at the Just Catering Supplies website. They have lots of other products in their range like plastic containers, cake cases, paper plates, napkins and tablecloths. There are some nice Christmas and New Year party themes.

So do tell me what pies you like cooking. And do you freeze them?

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of a product I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

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