Fish Pie, Modern Version Of Squid Dish

Course : Fish
Serves: 4
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-----fish pie recipe--modern-----
1 3/4 pounds salmon
1 package plain pastry w/butter*
-----court bouillon-----
1 cup white wine
3 cups cold water
1 medium Onion -- peeled and sliced
1 medium carrot -- peeled
3 pieces peppercorns
1 cup seedless grapes
1/2 teaspoon powdered marjoram
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/2 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
1/2 cup almonds -- grated**
2 teaspoons rosewater
5 medium black figs or small figs
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 pound butter
1 tablespoon parsley -- chopped
1 large egg white

Preparation / Directions:

* For a 2 crust pie ** Ground, or chopped almonds Wrap the salmon in a piece of cheesecloth, tie securely with string and cook gently for about 3O minutes in a court bouillon made of water, white wine, salt, onion, peppercorns and carrot. Remove from the bouillon, unwrap, and remove all skin, bones and the black part of the flesh. When cool enough to handle, flake it with your fingers to be sure you feel and extract all the bones. Peel the figs and add to them the washed and stemmed grapes. Crush the fruits together, using a wooden spoon, and season them with the marjoram, cinnamon, ginger, sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Grate or grind the blanched almonds, moisten them with the rosewater and add to the fruit. Now stir in the flaked salmon, chopped parsley and 4 tablespoons melted butter. Beat the egg white with a fork until frothy, then stir it into the whole mixture. Line a 9-inch pie dish with pastry and fill it with the salmon mixture. Cover with more pastry. Trim, roll under and crimp the edges. Make 5 or 6 generous slits in the top crust and place in a 350F oven. Bake for about 20 minutes, turn the regulator to 400F and continue baking until it looks done, or for about 45 minutes in all. Serve at once with white wine.

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