Recipe by Angela
Real comfort food from my childhood. This recipe was passed to us from a friend of my mothers. You can use salmon or tuna for this casserole-like dish, or you can even make the filling from chicken. This dish tends to sink if left standing, but will keep longer than a souffle.
Top Review by BibbatyBoppityBoo
So Calamity Janet is correct, it was kinda frustrating figuring out the right proportions but after being taken in by its name and reading the recipe I decided it sounded too good to pass up. Very happy I took a crack at it! I tried following the recipe as close as I could but worked on the measurements. So if it would help anyone trying to accomplish making this dish I'll post just the revisions of measurements I used in this recipe.
1 stick of butter
1 cup milk (I have soo much milk I decided to use it instead of water)
2 cups (maybe?) flour. I found 1 cup wasn't enough so kept adding. I probably ended up adding a little less than 3 cups but after trying the end result I would add a little less
1/4 heaping cup cheese
2 tbs butter
1 1/2 cups milk
And the end result is fabulous! It's not fishy at all. My bf doesn't like fish and was initially grossed out to hear I was making something with salmon for dinner but after I made him try it he gave it a 9/10 and told me to keep the recipe, so that definitely says something about how yummy this dish is.
- 65 g butter
- 1 cup water
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup plain flour
- 3 eggs
- 50 g cheddar cheese, cubed
- 25 g butter
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 300 ml milk
- 1 (250 g) can salmon or 1 (250 g) can tuna
- salt and pepper, for seasoning
- grated cheddar cheese
Directions See How It's Made
- Place large spoonfuls of pastry around the edge of a greased oven proof dish.
- Fill centre with filling and sprinkle with grated cheese.
- Bake in hot oven (230°C) for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- To make filling, melt butter in saucepan and saute onion until softened.
- Add curry powder and cook gently for a couple of minutes, stirring so it doesn't burn.
- Remove from heat and stir in flour, then blend in milk.
- Return to heat and stir until thickened.
- Empty in the contents of the can of salmon and break up into sauce.
- To make pastry heat water, butter and salt until butter has melted.
- Dump in flour all at once and beat until mixture comes together in a ball.
- Cool slightly then beat in eggs one at a time.
- Finally mix in cheese that has been cut into small cubes.