Recipe: Salmon and Leek Pie

Posted on Feb 10 2016 - 10:03am by Samantha Clark
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Salmon and Leek Pie

You can’t beat a fish pie as an alternative, more healthy, way to warm your cockles in the Winter. It’s been particularly cold, wet and windy lately so hunker down with this recipe tonight.

500g Waitrose Select Farm Salmon Fillets
2 fresh bay leaves
1.2kg potatoes, cut into chunks
2 leeks, sliced
2 essential Waitrose
Free Range Eggs, hard-boiled, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 tsp capers, drained and chopped
350g tub Waitrose Half Fat Cheese Sauce
150ml essential Waitrose Semi Skimmed Milk
25g butter
20g pack flat leaf fresh parsley, finely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC, gas mark 6. Place the salmon and the bay leaves in a roasting tin and just cover with boiling water. Cover the tin with foil and cook in the oven for 12–15 minutes until the fish is just cooked and flakes easily. Drain the tin, discarding the cooking water and flake the fish into large
    chunks, discarding the skin.
  2. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 20 minutes until soft. Meanwhile, steam the leeks for 3–4 minutes until tender, then arrange them over the base of a 1.5-litre buttered shallow baking dish. Gently fold together the flaked salmon and chopped egg with the capers and cheese sauce. Spoon the mixture over the leeks.
  3. Drain the cooked potatoes thoroughly, return to the pan and mash until smooth. Heat the milk with the butter until simmering then add the chopped parsley and simmer gently for 30 seconds. Beat the hot milk mixture into the mashed potato and spoon over the fish to cover. Fluff up the top with a fork and bake for 30 minutes until golden. Serve with peas.

Thanks for this great recipe Waitrose- if you’re looking for more inspiration, their recipe site is well worth a look. Waitrose logo

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