Inspired by Katy from I can cook (you know the very happy, bouncy, smiley lady that does mushroom impressions, yep her), we made own own version of Green Parcel Pie. In fact it was not really green because we had no courgettes in the house at all but we borrowed the parcel pie idea, which was super easy and fun to do.
We made the filling for the pie first and settled on what we had in the fridge at the time that might have made a good combination. It turned out to be lovely hence my sharing it with you all. I supposed you could stuff it with anything, mushroom and chicken might be nice.. we will try that next time. For this particular experiment we used;
- Filo pastry sheets (3)
- 2 large pieces of Salmon
- A bunch of Asparagus
- 1 red pepper
- Philadephia with chives (about 3 tablespoons)
- 1 egg
- Parmesan cheese (about 3 tablespoons) we lurve Parmesan!
- Olive oil
- Salt and Pepper for seasoning
Firstly we chopped the salmon into pieces as well as the asparagus and pepper. We added this to a bowl and mixed it together.
We then cracked an egg into a small bowl and beat it with a fork, this then was added to the salmon and vegetables. We then added the cream cheese and mixed, mixed, mixed. It cannot really go wrong so I let littlelish mix for ages ;) I added a little bit of salt and black pepper for seasoning. At this point I did not add any milk but with hindsight I might have added a splash of milk just to make it a bit saucier ;)
Now you need to get your tin ready, I used a loaf tin. Brush with oil and put on your first sheet of filo pastry. According to Katy you now have to brush the pastry with more oil, only we didn’t keep brushing with oil and it turned out fine – up to you I guess. You then need to overlap the other 3 sheets of pastry. Mine were not squares, more rectangles so I turned the middle layer and draped it over the other way… I’m not sure why just thought it might be clever ;)
Now you are ready to pour your mixture in the loaf tin. Now you can fold and scrunch your filo pastry over the filling. Brush the top with a little bit of oil to crisp it up.
We now put ours in the oven for about 30 mins, because it is salmon we did check that it was all cooked properly before we got it out!
And then we devoured it and it was delicious! Littlelish would have loved it as she loves all of the ingredients only she is majorly off her food at the moment! (Not sick just stubborn). Let me know if you cook this or a variation of it and how it turned out :)