This recipe was inspired by a recent visit to Piroshky Piroshky, the small, wonderful-smelling Russian bakery in the Pike Place market. They make some of my favorite street food, and I can’t make a trip to Pike Place without stopping by for a snack. On my latest trip, I tried their salmon paté piroshky (a piroshky is a stuffed, flaky, handheld pie) and it was divine. This “calzone” doesn’t attempt to recreate the salmon piroshky, but was simply inspired by it. The mascarpone cheese melts away during baking, leaving the rich smoked salmon moist and delicious.
Makes: 2 Coho Calzones
Total kitchen time: 30 minutes