Pâté au Saumon

Salmon Pie

Pâté au Saumon

Salmon pie is a variant of tourtière filled with a potato and salmon filling. Otherwise prepared in the same manner as most other sweet and savory pies.

This dish is excellent when served with an egg and béchamel sauce.


Salmon Mash

  • 12 ounces (350 g) of potatoes
  • 7½ ounces (215 g) of canned Sockeye Salmon
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic (5-10 g)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of butter (halved)
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) of cumin
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) of milk
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of salt
  • ½ teaspoon  (2.5) of pepper


  • Pie crust 9” (23cm)

Egg and Béchamel Sauce

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of butter
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) of flour
  • 2 cups (475 ml) of milk
  • ⅛ teaspoon (0.75 ml) paprika to
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) of pepper


Salmon Pie

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
  2. Peel and dice potatoes then boil until they break apart by pressing against the side of the pot. Drain of water when ready.
  3. Sauté onions and garlic in butter and cumin. Drain then set aside when ready.
  4. Open a can of salmon and debone (if necessary).
  5. Place potatoes, onions, garlic and salmon in a bowl. Mash contents and add butter, milk, salt and pepper until mash is creamy and smooth.
  6. Place into pie crust then cover with crust. Make sure you cut a small hole near the centre of the pie.
  7. Place in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the crust is a golden brown.

Egg and Béchamel Sauce

  1. Hard boil 4 eggs, remove shell then chop. Set aside when done.
  2. Melt butter at medium-high to sauté onions.
  3. Add in flour then whisk until you have a consistent finish.
  4. Pour in milk slowly while stirring. Continue stirring for about 5 to 7 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  5. Add in seasoning to taste and eggs. Sauce is ready-to-serve.

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