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Salmon Pie Recipe

History:
Salmon pie is a delicious dish that has been enjoyed for many years. Its origins can be traced back to English cuisine, where it was often served as a hearty meal during special occasions. The combination of fresh salmon, anchovies, mushrooms, and herbs creates a delightful flavor profile that has stood the test of time. This recipe has been passed down through generations, with each cook adding their own unique touch to it.

Fun Facts:
- Salmon pie is believed to have originated in the early 18th century and was popularized during the Victorian era.
- The combination of salmon and anchovies creates a depth of flavor and umami that is truly irresistible.
- The use of fresh herbs such as parsley, thyme, and tarragon enhances the overall taste and aroma of the pie.
- The addition of boiled eggs adds a creamy and rich texture to the filling.

Now, let's get to the recipe:

Ingredients:
- 2 pounds of fresh salmon, cut into slices
- 5 or 6 anchovies, cleaned and halved
- 1 small pottle of mushrooms, chopped
- A handful of fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 shallots, finely chopped
- A little green thyme
- 3 ounces of butter
- Pepper, to taste
- Salt, to taste
- Nutmeg, to taste
- Tarragon, to taste
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 pint of good brown gravy
- 6 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
- Good short crust pastry, enough to line the pie dish and cover it

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to a moderate heat.

2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the anchovies, mushrooms, parsley, shallots, and thyme. Season with pepper, salt, nutmeg, and tarragon. Stir well to combine.

3. Pour in the lemon juice and brown gravy. Simmer the mixture gently, stirring constantly, for a few minutes until the flavors meld together.

4. Line a pie dish with the short crust pastry, ensuring the edges are well-sealed.

5. Create layers in the pie dish, starting with a layer of salmon slices. Top with sliced hard-boiled eggs and fillets of anchovies. Spread a generous amount of the herb sauce on top.

6. Repeat the layers until all the ingredients are used, ending with a layer of salmon and herb sauce on top.

7. Cover the pie dish with the remaining short crust pastry, ensuring it is sealed tightly.

8. Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 40-45 minutes, or until the pastry turns golden brown and the filling is cooked through.

9. Once baked, remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Serve the salmon pie warm with a side of fresh salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

Similar Recipe Dishes:
If you enjoy the flavors of salmon pie, you might also like these similar recipe dishes:
- Tuna Pie: Substitute fresh tuna for the salmon and prepare the pie in the same way.
- Chicken and Mushroom Pie: Replace the salmon with cooked chicken breast and incorporate mushrooms in the pie filling.
- Spinach and Feta Pie: Create a vegetarian version by replacing the salmon with sautéed spinach and crumbled feta cheese.
- Cottage Pie: This classic British dish features a savory filling of minced meat (such as beef or lamb) topped with mashed potatoes instead of pastry.

Enjoy your homemade salmon pie and explore other delightful pie options!

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