2 hrs 30 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Member #610488's Note:
This Russian dish has many variations all around the Baltic. This recipe is the one most common to Finland. In fact, it could be considered a Finnish national dish. Serve with a green salad along with a sour cream and dill dressing.
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- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon fast-action yeast or 1 ounce fresh yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 ounces unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup milk (whole or 2%)
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 1/2 lbs salmon fillets, without skin
- 2 ounces unsalted butter
- 2 cups onions, diced
- 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
- 3 ounces unsalted butter
- 1 lemon, juice of
- 1 1/3 cups cooked rice
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
- 3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1Sift the flour, yeast and salt into a bowl and make a well in the center. (If using fresh yeast, mix this with a little warm milk and a pinch of sugar and set aside for 10 minutes until it becomes active and frothing).
- 2Scald the milk and butter, then let them cool to blood temperature. Mix the sour cream, whole eggs, egg yolks together throughly then add to the well along with the lukewarm milk.
- 3With a wooden spoon, gradually incorporate the liquids into the flour mixture.
- 4Once the mixture is combined into a ball, knead vigorously for 10 minutes until the dough is elastic.
- 5Put the dough into a greased bowl, cover it and set it aside to allow it to raise to double the original volume (about 1.5 hours). When it has risen, punch it down and knead it briefly.
- 6Divide the dough into two equal halves, wrap them, and place into the refrigerator to chill until you are ready to assemble the dish.
- 7In a large frying pan, cook the salmon fillet in butter for two minutes on each side. Set aside, season it and sprinkle with half of the lemon juice. Chill until ready to use.
- 8Cook the onions in the remaining butter until they become translucent. Add the mushrooms and a pinch of salt. Cover and cook until the juices run. Remove the lid, turn up the heat, and quickly evaporate the juices.
- 9Place the onion and mushrooms in to a mixing bowl along with the remaining lemon juice. Toss to coat everything then add cooked rice, raw egg, herbs, spices and seasonings, and mix together everything well in the bowl.
- 10On a floured board, toss out one dough half.and roll out to an oblong 1/3 inch thick, which will fit your baking sheet. Place on a baking sheet and spoon onto it the rice mixture, leaving a rim about 1 1/2 inches wide.
- 11Arrange the salmon on top of the rice and slices of egg on top of the salmon. Cover with the remaining rice mixture.
- 12Dampen the edges of the dough with water. Roll out the second piece of dough to the same size as the first and place over the filling. Press together the edges firmly. Turn them up and then press them together again using the tines of a fork.
- 13Make a small steam hole in the top center of the pie, and, if you have extra dough left, feel free to decorate the pie with leaves and braids.
- 14Brush the pie all over with the sour cream and bake in a preheated oven at 400F for 45-60 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown. Place the pie on a serving platter and pour the melted butter into the hole on top. Serve hot.
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Nutritional Facts for Koulebiaka (Rice and Salmon Pie)
Serving Size: 1 (465 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1493.8
- Calories from Fat 931
- Total Fat 103.5 g
- Saturated Fat 59.1 g
- Cholesterol 726.8 mg
- Sodium 864.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 82.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
- Sugars 5.4 g
- Protein 59.4 g