Salmon Mushroom Coulibiac

Author: Canadian Living

This French adaptation of a Russian classic features and easy-to-handle cream cheese pastry.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2005

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets (6- x 1-inch/15 x 2.5 cm), about 2 lb (1 kg) total
  • 1 egg yolk
Filling:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups minced mushrooms
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup long-grain rice
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
Pastry:
  • 3/4 cups cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cups butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Method

1Pastry: In large bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter, sugar and salt until fluffy. Stir in flour just to blend. Divide in half; shape into squares. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

Filling: Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat half of the oil over medium heat; fry mushrooms and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each the salt and pepper until no liquid remains, about 7 minutes. Transfer to bowl.

2-  In saucepan, heat remaining oil over medium heat; fry onion, garlic and remaining salt and pepper for 3 minutes. Add ice and 1 cup (250 mL) water; bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until water is absorbed and rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Ad spinach and dill; fluff with fork. Let cool.

3-  Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. On lightly floured surface, roll out 1 piece of pastry to 10-inch (25 cm) square about 1/8-inch (3 mm) thick. Place on prepared pan. Spoon half of the rice mixture over pastry, leaving 2-inch (5 cm) border. Top with 1 salmon fillet; spread with mushroom mixture. Top with remaining salmon fillet; spoon remaining rice mixture over top.

4-  Mix egg yolk with 1 tbsp (15 mL) water for egg wash; brush over border of pastry. Roll out remaining pastry to 11-inch (28 cm) square; place on filling, smoothing around edge. Fold bottom edge over top edge, pressing to seal; flute edges. (Make-ahead: Cover egg wash and coulibiac separately with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 6 hours.)

5-  Brush egg wash over pastry; cut 4 steam vents in top. Bake in 375°F (180°C) oven until golden and thermometer inserted in centre registers 130°F (55°C), about 1 hour. Let stand for 10 minutes. Using serrated knife, cut diagonally into quarters; cut each in half or thirds. Serve with Sour Cream Dill Sauce.

Nutritional facts Per each of 12 servings: about

  • Sodium 414 mg
  • Protein 20 g
  • Calories 444.0
  • Total fat 31 g
  • Cholesterol 122 mg
  • Saturated fat 14 g
  • Total carbohydrate 22 g

%RDI

  • Iron 14.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 28.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 28.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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