Monday, 30 March 2009

Seafood Pie - very quick and very easy

This is a pretty basic and easy recipe, without anything fancy added.
Most of the ingredients you will have in your fridge/freezer or storecupboard.
(You can add your own fancies!)

Ingredients: - (quantities to your choice).
Mixed frozen seafood (packs) - (you dont need to defrost this)
Tinned salmon - fish only - not the liquid
Enough (whole) milk to cover the fish
Preferably home-made mashed potato for your topping
Some nice grated cheese
Cornflour to thicken.
(Chopped parsley if wanted)
- Hot oven -

Place your frozen seafood mix into a saucepan and add enough milk to cover well.
Add a large knob of butter.
Dont add any seasoning yet, as the fish may be quite salty.
Bring gently to the boil and simmer until the fish is just cooked through.
Drain, keeping the milk aside. Taste this for seasoning.

Place your fish in a buttered ovenproof dish and crumble the contents of a tin of salmon on top - (do check for bones here!)
Thicken the remaining milk on a gentle heat, with some slaked cornflour - (small amount of cornflour plus a little water mixed till smooth),
- add to the milk and stir until it has begun to thicken and look creamy.

Pour this creamy (seasoned if necessary) liquid over the fish - enough to cover,
Top with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle some grated cheese over the top and place in a hot oven until liquid is starting to bubble up through the potatoes (around the edges) - and the cheese is becoming browned.

This is really simple to make and pretty tasty.

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