Russian Cuisine – Salmon Coulibiac Recipe

This is a great fish dish, and can be eaten hot or cold.

Difficulty rating: Moderate

Serves: 8

1 ½ lbs salmon, skinned and cut into cubes
2 oz rice
1 onion, chopped finely
8 oz white mushrooms, chopped
3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
3 oz butter, melted
1 tbsp olive oil
2 oz chopped fresh dill
salt and pepper for seasoning
1 packet of short crust pastry, (from the chiller or freezer cabinet)
1 egg, for egg washing the pastry

Russian Cuisine   Salmon Coulibiac Recipe

Coat the salmon cubes in the melted butter and set aside. Cook the rice in boiling water until tender, then drain and set aside. Sauté the onions in the olive oil until soft – should take about 5 min. Add the mushrooms, take off the heat and allow to cool.
Half the pasty and roll out one piece to be approx 40 x 30 cm, and the other piece slightly smaller. Place the salmon mixture down the centre of the large piece of pastry, top with the rice, then the onion and mushroom mixture, followed by the chopped egg, dill and seasoning. Place the smaller piece of pastry centrally on the already assembled pastry and mixture. Brush the egg mixture round the uncovered sides of a larger piece. Bring the sides of the larger piece of pastry up and pinch both pieces of pastry together so it is secure. Snip a whole in the top and coat with the remaining egg wash.

Bake in a preheated oven at 200˚C for 35 – 40 min.