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  • Writer's pictureAnnemarie Bolduc

Salmon Pie for all Seasons

Updated: Dec 9, 2023

Discover the "pâté au saumon", a French Canadian-style pie made with staple ingredients.

Homemade salmon pie served with early spring garden salad • Photography © Bottle and Brush Studio 2018

In Québec, salmon pies are sold at most grocery shops, but like the traditional "tourtières" (meat pies), all families have unique recipes. So, since I live in Australia, like many other dishes, for a bit of a taste of home, I’ve learned how to make this dish from scratch. The Québec-style salmon pie is generally made with a filling of fresh or canned salmon, potatoes and other veggies and spices, baked in between shells of crust. It is usually a standard round family pie and a slice is served with steamed veggies or salad on the side. It is economical and easy to do, but quicker to do from scratch when you have pre-prepared crust dough and stored it in the freezer. Adapted from my mum’s recipe (the best!), I've developed a pretty good up a pretty good recipe to be featured in my book. Her original recipe is flavoured with dried dill, which goes amazingly with fish. But for those like me who love using fresh culinary herbs from the garden, you can use any preferred ones when they are at their best, as this pie is an all-season recipe!

Summer salmon pie with dill • Photography © Bottle and Brush Studio 2023


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