As a kid I loved watching my mom create tasty, comforting meals. It seemed she would create these wonderful meals out of nothing. I still make some of her specialties today, like salmon pie. It is easy to prepare, kind of like a shepherd’s pie but with salmon and a cream sauce instead of beef and gravy. The first time I made it for my husband he thought it was crazy but he really enjoyed it. This dish remains in my winter rotation of comfort food.
I learned how to cook by watching my mom and dad cook, so I cook a lot by feel and look. I rarely follow a recipe for everyday meals so this time I had to pay attention and measure out and write down the steps to have an accurate recipe to share. Therefore, it took longer to make, but it usually only takes about 25 minutes to the oven. If you have never made a white sauce, follow the steps here, just adjust the quantity of sauce for the salmon pie recipe.