Crustless Salmon Pot Pie

This salmon stew is a hearty winter dish. Use quality center-cut salmon fillets for the best results.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 lbs. salmon fillets
  • 5 Tbsp. canola oil, divided
  • 3⁄4 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 3⁄4 cups thinly sliced leeks
  • 1 1⁄2 cups thinly sliced anise bulb
  • 5 Tbsp. butter
  • 5 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 1⁄2 cups whole milk
  • 6 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • Brush salmon fillets with 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper. Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until the centers are just cooked. Remove from the pan and let cool. Remove the skin and cut into 1-inch pieces. Place in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Heat remaining oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add leeks and anise and sauté until tender, about about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add to the bowl with the salmon.
  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring, until well blended. Gradually pour in milk, whisking constantly until slightly thickened. Add lemon juice, 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper. Add the salmon mixture and heat to just bubbling. Serve in warm bowls and garnish with chopped dill.