Spinach & Tuna Pie



My family adores pies ,I pack them with veg and keep the pastry thin so they are healthy not stodgy . This is a recipe I got from my mother who is a very good cook  and has taught me so much .

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg short crust pastry
  • 400g thawed frozen spinach or blanched fresh spinach
  • 2 marrows diced
  • 1 small eggplant diced
  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 1 cup or 1 tin peas
  • fresh or dried mint
  • 1/2 cup chopped green olives
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • broccoli florets
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 2 large tins tuna
  • optional -some chili flakes and chopped anchovy fillets
  • seasoning

Method:

In a large saucepan heat some oil and start by frying the onions and anchovy fillets if using it.

Then add the eggplant and marrows and carrots and garlic,fry for a few minutes.

Add the remaining vegetables ,mint and chili flakes if you are using it.

Season well with lots of black pepper and salt to taste.

Let it simmer uncovered on low heat until vegetables are cooked .

Add the drained tuna and simmer for a further few minutes.

When ready turn off heat and let it cool a bit before making the pies.

Line the pie dishes and fill with the spinach veg tuna mixture.

Brush the pastry top with beaten egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds .

Bake in 180C oven until pastry is golden .

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