Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wednesday Recipe: Fish Pie and Cottage Pie

Well apologies, I am behind posting recipes this week.  I did the shopping today without the recipes with me so hope I bought all the correct ingredients.   I do know I have a 10kilo bag of potatoes......


Fish Pie recipe

1pt milk, 1 onion cut into quarters, 1 bayleaf
1lb white fish, 8oz mixed smoked fish, salmon and seafood
1oz butter. 2oz flour
Salt, pepper
warm freshly mashed potato

1.           Put the milk into a pot with the onion and bay leaf.
2.           Cut the fish into bite size pieces and put in post with any seafood you are using.
3.           Bring slowly to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
4.           Take out the fish carefully and set aside.
5.           Take out and discard the onion and bay leaf.
6.           In another pot melt the butter and add the flour.
7.           Stir and cook the flour but do not brown.
8.           Slowly stir in the milk and simmer until the sauce thickens.
9.           Put the fish into a pie dish and pour over the sauce.
10.        Pipe or spoon the mashed potato over.
11.        Heat in oven at 180C for 20mins or until golden and bubbling.
Add some sweated leeks or hard-boiled egg to the fish mixture.
Add some chopped parsley to the sauce.
Add grated cheese to the mashed potato.

Cottage pie Recipe

Splash of oil
I large onion chopped
Garlic to taste
Chilli or paprika to taste
2 carrots grated
1 ½ lb minced beef
Tablespoon tomato puree
Tin tomatoes
Herbs of your choice
10 oz beef stock
Warm freshly mashed potato

1.           Sweat the onions and garlic in the pan until soft.
2.           Stir in the paprika, chilli and tomato puree and cook for 2 minutes
3.           Add the mince, carrots, tomatoes, stock and herbs.
4.           Bring to the boil slowly and simmer for 20 minutes.
5.           Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper if you wish.
6.           Put in a pie dish and top with mashed potato.
7.           Heat in oven until hot and bubbling.
Add some mushrooms or peppers to the meat mixture.
Use Quorn mince, a tin of beans and no stock for a vegetarian pie.
Use half potato half parsnip in the mash.

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