salmon and potato pie

Finely sliced thins of potato, onion and shitaki mushrooms layered with homemade smoked wild caught salmon, slowly simmered in a dill from the garden white sauce, oh my. I wish you could scratch and sniff this recipe. Divine.

We have a little pot luck-happy-snow-gone-back-road-party to attend tonight and I wanted to make something from my own pantry… so smoked  salmon, potatoes and dill it was, all brought together in a rich creamy white sauce using the first of the seasons goat milk from our friends up the valley!

To make this you’ll need to whip up a basic béchamel, I infused this with extra grainy mustard and some dill greens, I froze last summer.

Your best friend in this dish is your mandolin so bust it out…

Start with a well oiled parchment lined spring form pan

Slice up about 6 potatos and 1 large onion, very thin

I had some extra soaked dried shitaki mushroom (some of you may find this humorous if you read my post about compromise) so I threw those in too, but any mushrooms… or no mushrooms would do just fine. You’ll also need a pint jar of  smoked salmon.

Start with a lovely layer of potato, then onion and season lightly with S+P

Then add another layer of potato and a thin spread of béchamel topped by 1/2 of the smoked salmon, broken into small bits and sprinkled with more dill.

Add another row of potato then béchamel, again potato then mushrooms and onions and more béchamel.

Continue in this manor until you have used all the salmon, and onions and are nearing the top of your pan.

The top row should be potatos set atop béchamel, perfectly assembled then sprinkled lightly with an aged cheese, S+P and a sprinkle of dill.

Now bake at 350 for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until a butter knife pierces all the layers easily.

I wish I could show you the inside of this stunning dish.. but alas off it went whole to the backroad party, where our hosts had their very first baby goats born that day! I got to bottle feed a sweet, hours old little billy goat boy.

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2 Comments to “salmon and potato pie”

  1. Ha – I was hoping that recipe would be posted! Soooo delicious and 2 little pieces leftover for our lunch! The kids send their regards…

    • So glad you guys got to enjoy it twice!
      I had a pang of guilt as a took a bundle of goat meat out of the freezer today… poor little billies! Our love to the kids! Baaa

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