Saturday, 24 May 2014

Creamy Broccoli and Smoked Salmon Pie

Creamy Broccoli and Smoked Salmon Pie

Although it looks like a pizza, this is a mouthwatering pie!
You will notice that the pie dough recipe is slightly different, if compared to the traditional one (flour + butter + water + salt). I find that this new recipe doesn't turn out as crumbly, but it's notable more flavorful than the “old”  one. Definitely worth the try. ;)
The recipe below should feed 2 to 3 people and in total (from dough prep to baked pie) should take you 2 hours to prepare.


For the pie dough
  • 200g all-purpose flour
  • 150g very cold butter (cut in small cubes)
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 egg
For the filling
  • 300g ricotta
  • 1 green onion
  • ½ tsp of powdered garlic
  • ¼ cup of shredded Parmesan
  • 100g broccoli
  • 100g smoked salmon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
On a bowl, add the flour, salt and butter cubes. Quickly work them together so that the butter cubes are reduced to the sizes of peas. Create a well in the center, incorporate the egg and slightly knead the dough until it comes together. Involve the dough with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Cut the broccoli in small florets, the salmon in stripes and set them aside. Slice the green onion, mix it with the ricotta along with the powdered garlic, shredded Parmesan, salt and pepper.

With a rolling pin, roll out a square with  ⅔ of the dough, until it reaches a thickness of  ½ centimeter. Use the seams to create 1cm pie walls. Pinch the bottom of the pie several times with a fork. Roll out the leftover dough and cut it in 1 cm wide ribbons.

On the still unbaked pie, spread the ricotta mixture, broccoli florets and smoked salmon stripes. Criss-cross the dough ribbons at the top, making sure to make sufficient pressure to attach them to the pie edge. Egg wash and bake it at 350 F (180 C) for 35 minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. Hallo Giovanna, your pie looks delicious, great combo salmon+broccoli.

    1. Hi Amallia! I also thought it was a great combo and I'm happy you liked it too! :)

  2. This looks like my kinda food. I love making recipes with dough. Of course, yours is homemade dough and I usually cheat ;)

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Bobbi! When life gets busy I also use store bought dough.... it helps out a lot. :) Thanks for stopping by!