Thursday, October 2, 2014

Salmon, pumpkin & cheese mini pies

Since I've been cooking lunches during most of the weekdays, my pathetic knowledge of cooking is really being put to test. Without letting my boy getting bored with my home-cooked lunches, and myself cooking the same old thing, I will try to prepare different dishes for the little one. Luckily, there are many generous bloggers sharing their interesting recipes, so it is not a very difficult feat. The only tough part is choosing which one to cook/ prepare first.
Before bake
Here's another salmon recipe, and using mini-pies recipe which I bookmarked from Domestic Goddess Wannabe. I've also added some pumpkin puree as I like to incorporate vegetables to make our meal more wholesome and healthier. It turned out really easy and delicious. We had it for our lunch, and the next day, the boys re-heated them as their breakfast!
I'm copying the recipe here, with some modifications, for ready reference.

Salmon, Egg and Cheese Mini-Pies
(makes 4 ramekins)
(Recipe from Domestic Goddess Wannabe, with modifications)

Ingredients/ Method:
150g salmon
1/4 yellow onion, diced
3 tbsp pumpkin puree
1 egg, boiled and chopped
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar/mozzarella
Salt and pepper to taste
Black pepper to sprinkle
  1. Pan-fried salmon. Roughly mash them using fork. Set aside.
  2. In a pan, saute onions for 2-3 minutes in extra-virgin olive oil.
  3. Add salmon, salt and pepper. Stir to mix.
  4. Add pumpkin puree, stir to mix. Transfer into a bowl to cool.
  5. Greased ramekins with vegetable oil.
  6. Add a scant tablespoonful of batter, followed by 2 tablespoons of filling and 1-2 tablespoons of Cheddar/mozzarella. Top with another tablespoon of batter.
  7. Sprinkle with black pepper.
  8. Bake at 180C for 30 minutes, or until the tops of the pies have turned golden brown.
  9. Cool completely before removing from muffin pan and storing in fridge (2-3 days) or freezer (up to 3 months).
For the Batter using Ready-Made Bisquick Mix:
1/4 cup Bisquick mix* (pls refer below for homemade bisquick mix)
1/4 cup milk - this can be whole milk or low-fat milk
1 egg
  1. Whisk Bisquick mix, milk and eggs in a bowl until combined.
Homemade Bisquick Mix:
3 cups plain flour, sifted
1/2 tablespoons baking powder, sifted
56.7g cold butter or shortening
  1. Place flour, baking powder and butter in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Use a pastry cutter (or food processor) to cut in the cold butter until evenly incorporated. (I used rubbing-in method.) 
  3. Keep in refrigerator for up to 4 months.

2 comments: said...

this is pretty cute to serve in the ramekins and I guess the kids enjoy it soo much, u such a brilliant mother.

Thanks for linking up with LTU.

quizzine said...

Thanks for dropping by. Hope I can participate more in this month's LTU!