Seafood filo pie (torta rustica pugliese)

Stefano Fugazzi reports.

A savoury fish pie. Ideal as a sharing platter starter for a dinner party. A Salento-inspired recipe.


2 filo pastry sheets

Smoked salmon


Soft cheese e.g. Philadelphia Light

1 tomato



Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C for fan assisted ovens).

On a flat roasting pan place a sheet of kitchen paper and a sheet a filo pastry. Spread the soft cheese and then add the other ingredients, spreading them evenly.

seafood pie - calzone pugliese


Use another filo pastry to cover the filling. Sprinkle with poppy seeds if desired.

seafood pie - calzone pugliese

Bake for 20 minutes or until pastry is crisp and golden brown. Serve hot, allowing the pie to stand for a few minutes.

seafood pie - calzone pugliese

seafood pie - calzone pugliese
seafood pie – torta rustica pugliese

You may also be interested in finding out a bit more on Puglia’s traditional recipes: Puglia on a plate – recipes from Italy’s heel


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