Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Another idea with greens

Salmon and greens, a great combination! This a recipe for the whole family or for a dinner with friends: Swiss Chard and Salmon Pie.
Prepare the Swiss chard (you need 2 bunches): cut the leaves in strips and keep the stalks for another recipe. Put the leaves in boiling water for 3 min and then, cook them in a frying pan for 5 min with one tbsp of butter.

On a sheet of puff pastry (I buy the two sheet box of Pepperidge Farm in the frozen section), spread strips of smoked salmon (3 average-sized slices), then put the Swiss chard on top; on top of it put thick slices of fresh salmon (1/2 lb - skin off), a bit of lemon juice, 3 tbsp of sour cream, a pinch of salt and pepper. The close the pie with the second sheet of puff pastry and seal the edges. Finish by painting the puff pastry with an egg yolk.
Bake this pie for 45 min in the oven at 400F, until nicely puffed and brown.

Enjoy this pie with a green salad, to which you can add arugula, seasoned with balsamic vinaigrette.
This recipe is also very good if you substitute kale for Swiss chard, or any of the spring leaves you can find.

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