Spiced Salmon Pie

Eastern flavours unite beautifully with Western in this lattice pie filled with fragrant pilaf topped with salmon fillet. Best of all - it can be eaten warm or cold
Salmon Pie
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Salmon Pie
November 10, 2019
Preparation Time 30 minutes
Cooking Time 45 minutes
Serves 6
PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra & Cassandra Upton


2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
¼ tsp spinneysFOOD Cardamom Pods, ground
1 tsp spinneysFOOD Fine Cinnamon
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
A thumb-sized piece of ginger, finely grated
2 tsp spinneysFOOD Garam Masala
140g spinneysFOOD Basmati Rice
250ml spinneysFOOD Bottled Drinking Water
1 spinneysFOOD Bay Leaf
A pinch of spinneysFOOD Salt
1 tbsp spinneysFOOD Fresh Coriander, finely chopped
1 spinneysFOOD Organic Red Chilli, finely chopped
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 x 400g packs ready-rolled puff pastry
2 x 350g whole salmon fillets, skin removed and pin-boned
2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten


  • 1

    Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onion, garlic and spices for 5 minutes until softened and fragrant.

  • 2

    Add the rice, water, bay leaf and salt, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and add the coriander, chilli, zest and lemon juice.

  • 3

    Roll one of the pieces of pastry out on a lightly floured surface to a 20cm x 15cm rectangle. Season the salmon well on both sides.

  • 4

    Place the rice down the middle of the pastry then place the salmon on top.

  • 5

    Roll out the remaining piece of pastry to 20cm x 15cm and use a lattice cutter to cut out a lattice. Place the lattice pastry on top of the salmon.

  • 6

    Trim the sides and fold the edges of the pastry over to seal it well. Brush with the egg yolk.

  • 7

    Preheat the oven to 220˚C, gas mark 7.

  • 8

    Bake the pie in the oven for 10 minutes, then turn the oven down to 180˚C, gas mark 4, and continue to bake for about 15 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.

  • 9

    Serve warm or cold.


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