Filo Salmon Pie
A creamy seafood pie with salmon, mushrooms and leeks with a crispy golden top of filo pastry.
Sheets filo pastry
Juice from half a lemon
Salt and black pepper to taste
Carefully remove the skin from the salmon and cut the flesh into bite-sized chunks (ensuring there are no bones).
Pre-heat the oven to 200C.
Slice the leeks and sauté in a little olive oil until tender.
Remove from the heat and place in a bowl.
Mix the salmon chunks into the hot leeks and set aside.
Slice the mushrooms and sauté in a little of the butter until tender, set aside.
Put the crème fraiche, cream cheese and juice of half a lemon into a blender and whizz until smooth.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Butter the inside of your dish.
Take a sheet of filo pastry, brush with melted butter and then line the inside of your dish.
Allow the edges to stand up above the rim of the dish.
Keep the remaining pastry covered with a damp tea towel to prevent it from drying out.
Lay the mushrooms in the bottom of the dish, place the leek and salmon mixture on top and then pour over the cream cheese and crème fraiche.
Brush 2 more sheets with melted butter and cut them into quarters.
Scrunch up each square and use to cover the top of the pie, packing them closely together.
Bake in the centre of the oven for 18 – 20 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden.
Serve the pie hot from the oven with a crisp seasonal side salad.