Tuesday, January 25, 2011
JACKET POTATO FISH PIE
Still emptying out the freezer I came across some smoked haddock. As I always have prawns on hand I started to think of a fish pie. The smokiness of the haddock would give it a lovely smokey flavour, and it is always a hit here for supper.
As I waited for it to defrost I came across a recipe in a magazine for Jacket Potato Fish Pie. My monthly Olive Magazine had just arrived so I took this as a sign that this was what I was meant to cook for supper that night.
Basically it was the same recipe as a fish pie, cooking the fish in milk but instead of making a sauce you used some of the milk to mash with the scooped out potato, added a bit of cheese and spring onion, then mixed in the cooked fish. I piled it into the potato shells and popped back into the oven.
Served with a salad this made a great supper. Only thing is if you microwave the potatoes then the skins will be too soft. They really need to be baked in the oven.
2 baking potatoes
400g smoked haddock,( you could use salmon)
50g cheddar cheese, grated
100g cooked prawns
2 chopped spring onions
Heat oven to 220c and bake potatoes until cooked through and soft, about 1 1/2 hrs
Put haddock into shallow pan and cover with milk, add butter and pepper.
Simmer for 5 mins, turn off heat and leave to cool in the milk
Flake fish, keeping the milk.
Cut potatoes in half, and scoop out the cooked potato. Mash with some of the reserved milk and a little bit of butter until you have a nice smooth mixture.
Mix fish, prawns, cheese and spring onion in with the potato.
Pile back into shells and bake for 20mins or until to brown on top.
This dish could be prepared ahead and re heated when needed.It is simple but due to time taken to bake potatoes, it is not quick. One you have to prepare ahead for.
Could become a regular supper dish in this house. Hubby loved it.