Salmon Perok

March/April 2012

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This Alaskan-inspired salmon pie is pure comfort food. It doesn’t slice neatly, so scoop it like a shepherd’s pie.

Salmon Perok

3 Reviews for Salmon Perok

Satisfying, comfort food.

I made the dish with canned, wild salmon, to which no oil or water is added at canning. I added it undrained which added extra flavor and omega three. I also substitued some sherry for some of the white vinegar. My rice was very watery after an hour of simmering so I had to drain it. The recipe did not mention this. Very good dinner with homemade coleslaw. My perok retained it's shape when sliced but was moist.

great aroma, nutrition, subtle flavor, wonderful crust which was easy to make.
This was good, but seemed to be missing something

This was good, but it was a little bland. I would add some cayenne to the main portion next time. On a positive note, my 4 year old loved it and wanted me to make the rice and onion part every day for dinner and breakfast! I may take the rice technique to make a sort of dairy free risotto for kids in the future.
It also was a great way to use up leftover salmon we had from the night before.

The rice and onion part was deliciou
Just OK...

Although the prep for this wasn't overly-extensive, it still felt like too much work and disappointment when I tasted the final product. I love pot pies and shepherd's pies and expected this to be a salmon version of one of those. Instead, it felt a bit like a few random ingredients layered on top of one another that never quite came together to form a complete dish. It seemed to be lacking a binding liquid/sauce component.
I wasn't sure how the crust on top would turn out because when I first put it together I couldn't "pat it into a disc" as the recipe instructed. After a few hours in the fridge, however, it did roll out ok and baked up to a nice crispy topping. That was probably the only part of the dish I may adapt to use in other recipes.
Overall, compared to other dishes that Eating Well regularly produces, this one falls short for me. Seemed to lack in overall flavor, although I will still eat the leftovers (by myself, my husband (who is generally not picky) will not like it, I can tell!). Perhaps others will have a different take?


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