There’s chicken potpie, and there’s fish chowder—this recipe combines the best of both of those all-American classics in a savory pie that’s destined to become a new favorite. The filling features fresh salmon and smoky chorizo; be sure to buy not the fresh variety but the dry-cured Spanish one that doesn’t require further cooking. Lard will yield the flakiest crust, and you can find it in many supermarkets (or ask your local butcher). Otherwise use butter, which imparts flavor as well.
- 250 grams flour
- 125 grams lard
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 leeks (small)
- 1 zuchinni
- 150 grams chorizo (mild)
- 600 grams salmon (fresh skinless)
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 egg (for glaze)
- 15 grams butter
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, lard cut into small cubes, and baking powder.
- Blend together with a pastry cutter until crumbly
- Add 150 ml of cold water and mix with fingertips to get a smooth, sticky dough.
- Form a ball and wrap with plastic.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Wash and peel the leeks. Slice them thinly.
- Wash and cut zuchinni into small cubes.
- In a medium pan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and saute leeks and zuchinni for 5-6 minutes.
- Add the chorizo cut into small pieces.
- Cook 3-4 minutes, season with salt and pepper.
- Transfer vegetables into a round rimmed oven dish.
- Cool for 10 minutes.
- Cut salmon into cubes and add to the vegetable mixture.
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Roll out dough into a lightly floured surface.
- Fit the dough into a pie dish.
- Crimp the overhang of the dough in a decorative flute.
- With a brush, glaze the crust with beaten egg.
- Make 4 small incisions with a fork in the center of the pie crust.
- Add the salmon/vegetable mixture and pour the heavy cream.
- Dot with butter cut in small pieces.
- Bake the tart for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
PER SERVING *
|Calories990Calories from Fat540|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat540|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.