Pyrex National Baking Week

Homemade Family Time
16th - 22nd
October 2017

Salmon, Mushroom and Leek Pie

Mains
0
Cooking time: 
30-45 minutes
Serves: 
8
Preparation time: 
1-2 hours
Ingredients: 

 

  • 2 sheets of Jus-Roll puff pastry (425g each) 
  • 8 fresh salmon fillets, de-skinned
  • 300g fresh baby mushrooms, cut in half and washed
  • 1kg fresh leeks, halved, cut into rough 1cm squares and washed
  • 75g Stork tub
  • 1 free range egg yolk

For the Béchamel sauce makes 500ml 

  • 500ml JUST MILK
  • 50g Stork tub
  • 60g flour 
  • A little salt, and freshly ground pepper 
  • A pinch of cumin
Method: 

 

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.  
  • Cook the leeks in a pan over a low heat with 50g butter for about 30 minutes until soft and creamy. Add to a separate bowl once cooked. 
  • Boil the mushrooms for 10 minutes, then fry them in the same way as the leeks until soft and golden. Remove from the pan and set to one side. 
  • To make the béchamel sauce, heat the JUST MILK in a pan until almost boiling, then reduce the temperature to a gentle simmer.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate, heavy-based saucepan, melt the butter gently then slowly stir in the flour to form a paste. Cook over a moderate heat for about one minute , stirring continuously, then slowly add the hot JUST MILK through a sieve. 
  • Once all the JUST MILK has been mixed in, season to taste with salt, black pepper and a pinch of cumin. Simmer for a further 20 minutes over a low heat.
  • Lay the first sheet of puff pasty over an oven proof dish and prick with a fork. Place a layer of salmon, a layer of leeks, a layer of mushrooms and a layer of bechamel sauce onto the pastry, then repeat until you reach the top of the dish.
  • Finish by adding the second sheet of pastry to the top. Brush the lid of your pie with an egg yolk. This will give it a lovely golden finish.
  • Make a small hole in the lid of the pie to allow a little air to circulate while it’s cooking. This will help stiop the pastry going soggy!
  • Bake for 45 minutes, until golden. 
  • Serve hot with your choice of salad or vegetables.