Salmon pâté and leeks au gratin with mozzarella

Author: Les Cultures de chez nous
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Preparation 20
Baking 55
Portions 4
Freezing No
Sodium845 mg
Protein32 gr
FiberHigh source
Fat36 gr
Carbohydrate48 gr
IronGreat source
CalciumA great source


  • Smashed potatoes
  • 5 peeled and diced red potatoes or medium sized yellow fleshed potatoes
  • 4 peeled garlic cloves sliced in two
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of olive oil
  • 45 ml (3 tablespoons) of butter
  • Salt and pepper up to taste
  • Salmon
  • 30 ml (2 tablspoons) of olive oil
  • 250 ml (1 cup) of minced leeks (white and pale green parts only)
  • 1 diced celery branch
  • 1 diced small mature tomato
  • 2 cans of 213 gr (about 7 oz) of pink wild salmon (without skin)
  • 10 ml (2 teaspoons) of lemon juice
  • 10 ml (2 teaspoons) of fresh chopped dill
  • Pepper up to taste
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) of grated mozzarella ( Sargento de Black Diamond kind)
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  • Smashed potatoes:
  • In a casserole filled with boiling salted water, cook potatoes and garlic 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Set aside 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of cooking water. Drain potatoes and garlic and set in a cul-de-poule. Add oil, butter and cooking water. Smash. Salt and pepper.
  • Salmon:
  • In a pan, heat oil at medium heat and cook leeks for about 10 minutes. Add celery and tomato and heat 3 minutes before adding salmon with a wooden spoon. Add lemon juice and dill. Pepper.
  • Preheat oven at 200 C (400 F).
  • Divide salmon into 4 ramekins or 4 onion soup bowls. Cover with smashed potatoes and spread with mozzarella.
  • Oven bake on the middle grill 20 minutes. Set under the grill 1 minutes or until cheese browns.

Chef's notes

Serve a sauvignon blanc or a chardonnay with this plate, it would be the perfect match.

It's not an obligation to remove the skin and bones of a canned salmon, since it's perfectly edible.

You can also use fresh salmon or other kind of white fleshed fish to prepare this recipe.