Russian Salmon Pie
Make Your Meals International With Our Russian Salmon Pie Recipe
Salmon is one of the most popular fish worldwide. Any store you walk into will offer king salmon fillet or even the whole fish with little to no wait time. What makes salmon so popular is that the fish offers a flaky texture that is paired with a pleasing flavor that is especially mild. It is also very easy to cook making skinless salmon fillet a popular choice for busy households and fine dining establishments alike.
Salmon is easy to pair with a wide assortment of vegetables, spices, and side dishes making a true all-rounder regardless of what you want to cook. Although salmon is highly versatile, even the most kitchen savvy cook can get stumped on what to prepare. If you are interested in stepping out of your comfort zone, our salmon pie recipes are just the thing try to delight your taste buds.
Salmon Recipes that Will Make Your Mouth Water
When you hear the word “pie” you probably imagine a nice cobbler, pumpkin pie or even a chicken pot pie. The last thing that would come to mind is a salmon fish pie! Though it may sound strange, the end result is finger-licking good, we guarantee it.
There a lot of ways of cooking salmon oven or stovetop both yield great results. Depending on what type of dish you are making, one simply will work more efficiently than the other. For our easy salmon pie recipe, we will be using the oven. While it is cooking, it also gives you time to check out our other ways of cooking sockeye salmon in the oven that you can try on another night.
Our Russian fish pie is very similar to a beef pot pie. Instead of meat and root vegetables, our easy fish pie will be filled with rice, vegetables, cream, cheese, and a few other items to make a complete meal all in one dish. If you have a hungry family to feed or if you just want to meal prep for the week, impossible seafood pie is a satisfyingly delicious way to tick all those boxes at once.
Prepare Yourself For Cooking Success
There are a lot of healthy seafood recipes out there, but no matter how easy they may seem, it is always a good idea to be prepared. Before you start on your salmon fish pie, gather all of the ingredients that you will need. If you need to make substitutions or run out to buy spices at the last moment, it should be done before you start cutting up your fish.
Start by reading through the recipe and noting down measurements and ingredients. Decide what type of fish you will be using as well. Do you plan to use sockeye salmon fillets, or will you purchase a whole fresh fish? If you plan to use a whole fish, make sure you research the best fillet knife for salmon so that your cuts come out uniformly.
All these tips aside, we always strive to make our recipes easy to follow. If you are ready to learn how to make a fish pie, put on your apron and keep on reading.
Russian Salmon Pie Ingredients
- ½ pound of cleaned and sliced mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon of organic red wine vinegar
- 1 diced red onion
- 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- ¼ cup of heavy cream
- ½ cored and shredded head of green cabbage
- Salt & black pepper, to taste
- 2 sheets of puff pastry, store-bought or homemade
- 1 one hard-boiled egg
- 2 tablespoons of minced fresh parsley
- 1 hard beaten egg
- 1 tablespoon of cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil
- 1-pound Alaskan skinless salmon fillet or keta salmon fillets
- 2 cups of organic cooked short grain brown rice
- ½ cup of shredded fresh sharp Cheddar cheese
- ½ cup fine of milled bread crumbs
Cooking Directions For Russian Fish Pie
Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees which are the perfect temperature for salmon oven cooking that will leave your fish well cooked but not dried out.
For our salmon pie recipe, you will want to melt your butter in a skillet, preferably non-stick, over a low flame. Add in your onions and sauté for 7 minutes or until they are gently tender. Add in your cabbage, vinegar, and mushrooms and then turn the heat from low to medium. Cover the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes. Uncover, toss, and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Season with salt or pepper according to your taste and remove from the flame.
Set these aside in another dish to use in your seafood pie later. Wipe, don’t wash the skillet and then add some olive oil before putting the pot on a medium flame. Add in your salmon and season with pepper and salt according to your desired taste. Cook on each side for 5 minutes, plate and let cool. Then, like most seafood pie recipes, flake the fish into chunks and put it aside for later.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry to the size that will fit a deep-dish pie pan of 9 inches. Place in the pie plate with a small amount of dough flowing over the edge. The bottom of the pastry should have your brown rice, followed by a chopped boiled egg. Then, add your flakes salmon, cheese, and bread crumbs. Your veggies go on the top, followed by parsley and cream. Though the rest of your dish has a generous number of calories, salmon fillet calories themselves are very low in number.
Take the rest of your rolled puff pastry and use it to cover your pie. Use a bit of water to rim your pastry sheet before adding another layer on top. Use a sharp knife to remove the excess and then crimp the edges together. Using the same knife, cut a few steam slits along the top of the pie. Generously coat the top with the beaten egg, and then bake for 35- 40 minutes until the Russian salmon pie is golden brown.
A Full Meal Treat For The Whole Family
This delicious pie is enough for six people, and no sides are needed. It will pair very well with a glass of red wine or sparkling cider.