Salmon and Quinoa Coulibiac


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Appears in

The Quinoa Cookbook

The Quinoa Cookbook

By Penny Doyle

Published 2013

  • About

This luxurious pie became popular in Russia in the early part of the 20th century and could contain cod, sturgeon, cabbage, and rice. Here, the traditional rice layer has been replaced with protein-rich red quinoa, which beautifully complements the deep-pink salmon and makes an impressive centrepiece for a celebratory meal.


  • 400 g/14 oz salmon fillet
  • 15 ml/1


  1. Place the salmon fillets on a baking tray and part-cook under a medium grill (broiler) for 5 minutes on each side. Remove the skin. Flake the flesh, removing any bones, and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the chopped onion, mushrooms, garlic and rinsed quinoa and cook for 2–3 minutes until the onions start to brown.
  3. Add the fish stock, the