Salmon and Spinach Torte

This recipe comes from this month’s issue of French Saveurs.  They do a number of tortes using different pastries.  I like both salmon and spinach so of course I tried this one first.

That’s a little star I cut for the center.  Can you tell?  This torte popped out of the pie plate so perfectly and cut without tearing and crumbling.  Lucky day!

Spinach and Salmon Torte

1 lb salmon without skin

1 lb baby spinach

1 bouillon cube parsley/garlic or vegetable

2 quarts water

3 tbsp creme fraiche

2 eggs

2 tbsp pine nuts

Salt and pepper


2 puff pastries

1 egg yolk

Bring the water and bouillon cube to a boil and poach the salmon for about 3 minutes.  Remove and drain.  Add the spinach to the poaching water and blanch.  Remove, drain and press out excess water.

Mix the salmon, spinach, creme fraiche, eggs, pine nuts, salt, pepper and nutmeg together in a large bowl.  Place one pastry in a pie plate allow the excess to hang over the sides.  Fill with the salmon mixture.  Cut the second pastry into a circle, the same size as the pie plate and place on top of the salmon mixture.  Fold the first pastry over the top of the circle, pressing to seal.  Brush with the egg yolk mixed with a little water.  Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes.

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18 Responses to Salmon and Spinach Torte

  1. Nice piece of baking – looks delicious.

  2. I just stumbled upon your blog and I’m already in love. How healthy and delicious looking! I love the little star in the center.

  3. ceciliag says:

    The moment i saw your header i reached for my pen and paper, I am going to make this this week, it looks quite divine! c

  4. betty says:

    I really love comfort meals but kinda healty just like this one, it looks delicious

  5. Chef Pamela says:

    I have just discovered your blog, wonderful!
    This torte sounds divine.

  6. Mama Mia, look at that crust!

  7. thelegaltart says:

    This is one beautiful looking pie!

  8. So delicious looking!

  9. katyarich says:

    I love tarts and pies, and this one looks amazing….take care, katya

  10. Rebecca says:

    It looks very delicious! I think I’ll add it to my Easter-lunchmenu :o)
    Will it be alright to reheat in the oven the next day?

    Happy Easter,

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