Turkey and Mushroom Filo

A collaboration between Lyn and me, these turned out really well.  Delicious!

This recipe made six small pie-sized and six large muffin-sized filos.

  • 300 g (approx) left-over roast turkey, chopped or shredded
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 200g mushrooms sliced
  • a rasher of bacon, chopped
  • a packet of filo pastry
  • a few leaves of spinach or silverbeet, chopped finely
  • chopped parsley
  • avocado or olive oil
  • butter
  • garlic oil
  • olive oil spray for the filo
  • salt and pepper
  •  Béchamel:
    • 600 ml milk
    • a heaped Tbsp (or more) plain flour
    • three bay leaves
    •  a slice of onion
    • 1/2 tsp mace
    • a few cracked peppercorns
    • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
    • 200 ml thickened cream
  1. Scald (do not boil) the milk in a pan with the bay, onion slice, mace, peppercorns and mustard
  2. Leave to cool and stand and infuse as long as possible.  I prepared this the night before, and as soon as it was cooled to room temperature I put it in the refrigerator until the next day.
  3. Strain the milk into a jug.
  4. Fry the mushrooms in garlic oil and butter until all water is gone and put aside
  5. Wilt the spinach in the same pan and put aside
  6. Fry the onion and bacon in oil until the onion is translucent then add the flour
  7. Stir to cook the flour for a few minutes then whisk in the milk to make a roux. Make it a little thick.
  8. Mix in the turkey, mushrooms, parsley, spinach, and heat through.
  9. Taste and adjust seasoning, stir in the cream, put aside
  10. Preheat the oven to 200C, 190 fan bake
  11. Assemble small pie dishes or large muffin trays with 5 or 6 layers of filo pastry, each lightly sprayed first with olive oil
  12. Add the filling and fold the edges of the filo over the top
  13. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or so until the pastry is crisp and golden

Served here with a garnish of spring onions, and salad.  filot

Other possibilities include substituting smoked fish or other seafood, and adding asparagus or artichoke, or cheese.


About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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