Let’s give a hearty welcome to savory southwestern salmon pie. This meal was conceived out of a necessity to clear the pantry and fridge before vacation and quickly forged itself into the permanent dinner rotation.
Usually, when I attempt to create meals using only what I have on hand, the aftermath is either a rip-roaring “I meant to do that” success or it’s a “what the heck did you get us into with this dinner” failure. I have to say, with the way things were flying into pans and bowls; a little bit of this and whole bunch of that, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it hit a rather delicious mark with me. I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for Southwest flavors to begin with. Drop it all into a pie crust and just like that I’m licking my chops and proclaiming blogworthyness.
Make the note that the ancho chile kicks up the spice level a bit. Two of my three were ok with the heat, but the third one took issue. You could probably leave the chile out if needed and it would still work beautifully, however, I have to say that I love the added flavor it gives to the dish.
Let’s get on with it shall we?