Last week I didn’t post a recipe. I was away at a game reserve with my family and our access to Wi-Fi and cell phone signal was unreliable so I took a break from blogging.
On Saturday, I made fish pie which is a favourite dish of my mom’s (although dad doesn’t care for it – he got a serving of the lamb stout stew I made for Sunday night). Do you have a family with different tastes in food?
1.2 kilograms potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
100 grams + 125 grams butter
salt and pepper to taste
500 grams haddock
400 grams white fish, I used hake
500 grams peeled prawns
1 medium onion peeled and chopped
1 litre milk + 150 ml
125 ml plain flour
150 grams grated cheese
place the fish and prawns in a pan and cover with the milk. Add the onion. Bring to the boil and simmer for 8 minutes.
In a large saucepan, boil the potatoes in salted water until soft and slightly flaky. Boil the eggs in a small saucepan for 8 minutes and then place in a dish of cold water to cool.
Remove the fish and onion from the milk and retain the milk.
mash the potatoes and add the 100 grams butter, 150 ml milk and salt, pepper and the nutmeg.
In a saucepan, melt the 125 grams butter. Add the flour and make a paste, cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly add the milk and stir constantly while it comes to the boil. The heat should be medium and not to hot so the milk heats more slowly. By the time bubbles form, the sauce should be thick.
Flake the fish and line the bottom of a dish with the fish and prawns. Peel the eggs, cut into quarters, and place on top of fish. Pour over the white sauce. Layer the mashed potatoes over the sauce and fish. Cover with a thin layer of cheese.
Heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Bake the pie for 45 minutes until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.