April 18, 2012

Fish Pie Recipes with Alternative Topping Choices!

This is a simple fish pie recipe and is quite easy for anyone to make!
List of Things you need:
Fish of your choice
9×13 baking dish
Water
Milk
Raw king prawns
Carrot
Celery
Cheddar cheese
Peas
Lemon
Red chili
Parsley
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Lemon juice
Shallot
White wine vinegar
Flour
Fish stock
Double cream
Chopped chives or dill
Large spoon
Potatoes, sweet potatoes, puff pastry or short crust for topping
Instructions:
Cut raw boneless, skinless salmon into pieces. Then cut the smoked haddock fillets together with the bones and skin removed into bite-size pieces.
Add the fish pieces in to the 9×13 inch baking dish. Additionally, you can poach the fish first for 5 to 8 minutes in water and milk before adding it to the baking dish.
Mix in raw king prawns, if desired.
Grate a carrot, a few stalks of celery and cheddar cheese using the course side of the grater. Substitute sweet peas in the place of celery, if preferred.
Grate the zest of a lemon and 1/2 of a fresh red chili using the fine side of the grater.
Chop sprigs of fresh parsley.
You are able to squeeze lemon juice covering the ingredients inside the baking dish and put in a drizzle of olive oil.
You can make an optional creamy sauce for your fish pie.
Sauté a shallot. Add a couple tablespoons of white wine vinegar and boil until it evaporates. Mix 1 to 2 oz. Of flour. Gradually add in 15 oz. Of fish stock and mix it continuously as it cooks over moderate heat. Bring it to a boil until it thickens then remove it from heat.
Add 6 tablespoons of double cream and a teaspoon or 2 of chopped chives or dill. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix all the ingredients inside the baking dish together with a large spoon until well mixed.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
For topping you could slice potatoes and layer on top of the ingredients, you can also use mashed potatoes. You may also grate potatoes with cheese sprinkled on top or grated sweet potatoes as a topping.
Use puff pastry or short crust for a sweeter fish pie topping. Place the baking dish into your preheated oven and cook for about 40 minutes or till the top is golden brown. Serve while hot.

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