Michael Weldon's salmon and pea potato topped pie

Say hello to your new family favourite. This hearty pie is the perfect combination of crispy potato, salmon and peas.

4

20m

Note: + cooling time

1h

Ingredients

  • 1kg white potatoes, peeled, quartered
  • 3 cups (750ml) milk
  • 75g butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, rind finely grated
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 4 Coles Australian Salmon Portions Skin-On, skin removed, chopped

Method

STEP 1 

Preheat oven to 200˚C (180˚C fan-forced). Cook the potato in a large saucepan of boiling water for 15 mins or until tender. Drain well and return to the pan to steam for 1-2 mins.

STEP 2 

Meanwhile, heat 1 cup (250ml) milk and 25g butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts.

STEP 3 

Use a potato masher or fork to roughly mash the potato. Add the butter mixture and mash to combine. Season with salt. Use a whisk to stir until smooth and well combined. 

STEP 4 

Melt the remaining butter in another large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the flour and stir to combine. Cook, stirring, until the mixture starts to split and smell of toasted flour. Gradually add the remaining milk, in 4 batches, stirring until smooth before adding more. Cook, stirring, over medium heat for 5-8 mins or until the bechamel sauce thickens. Set aside to cool.

STEP 5 

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 mins or until the onion softens. Add the carrot and cook for a further 1-2 mins or until the carrot is just tender. Season with salt. 

STEP 6 

Add the parsley, lemon rind, peas, onion mixture and salmon to the bechamel in the pan. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. 

STEP 7 

Transfer the salmon mixture to an ovenproof dish. Top with the mashed potato. Season. Bake for 25-30 mins or until the top is golden and crispy and the filling is heated through.

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