Fish cakes have a long tradition in Asia and Scandinavia. Certainly there are some creations that need some habituation for our palate. But this salmon pie is completely different. The interaction of pasta, salmon and spring onions is a real pleasure.
This recipe has already convinced many who have previously claimed that they do not like fish. Try it. It’s worth it.
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Scandinavian salmon pie – here’s the recipe
You need that
500 grams of skinless salmon fillet, 250 grams of cold butter, 400 grams of flour, salt, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon white vinegar, 2 red onions, 1 garlic, 4 spring onions, 2 tablespoons olive oil, pepper, 1 tablespoon lemon zest of organic lemon, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, 200 grams of crème fraîche, 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon cornstarch
This is how it is done
You can use fresh salmon for the cake, but of course also frozen goods. But then you first have to let it melt in the fridge for 6 to 8 hours.
Cut the butter into small cubes and mix with the flour, salt, egg, vinegar and 5 to 6 tablespoons of ice water. It should be a smooth dough that you divide into 2 parts. Wrap both in cling film and let them rest in the refrigerator for about an hour.
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees above / below heat.
Wash the salmon, dry and cut into large cubes. Peel the onions and garlic and chop both into thin cubes. Also wash the spring onions and cut them into rings. They can be a little rougher.
Then heat the olive oil in a pan and sweat the onions and garlic in it for 2 minutes. Add the salmon cubes and sauté for two or three minutes as you move. Season with salt, pepper, lemon zest and parsley. Then fry for another two minutes. The salmon pieces should not separate.
Then pour the contents of the pan into a bowl. Add the cream, 1 egg, cornmeal and spring onions. Season again with salt and pepper and let cool slightly.
Now roll both parts of dough on a floured surface. Use one of these to line a 24-centimeter-diameter cake. You can also use a greased spring pan. Be sure to prick the dough several times with a fork. Then fill the chilled salmon filling and smooth it.
Beat the remaining egg and brush the edges of the cake with it in the cake.
Cut a few figures out of the second sheet of dough. Whether it’s hearts or stars or circles – it’s up to you. Put that aside.
Now place the dough on as a lid and seal tightly the edges. Then brush one side of your pasta figures with an egg and spread them on the lid. That’s how you give the cake your personal touch.
Now the cake goes into the oven. Reduce the temperature to 200 degrees and let the cake bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
You can then serve the cake hot or cold. A colorful salad matches it perfectly.
Enjoy your meal!