Dinner tonight was Fish and Spinach Pie. Normally I make a Fish and Prawn Pie but as I was too lazy to drive to the shops just to get some prawns I decided to substitute spinach instead. Having not made this before it will definitely be a case of trial and error. Let's see how we go.
First we have the cast of characters and of course I left one out of the photo - potatoes.
- plain flour
- boneless firm white fish - I use Ling
- chopped spinach
- butter or marg
- grated tasty cheese
- parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper (also not pictured)
Peel and chop and boil potatoes in salted water. When the potatoes are cooked mash and add butter and milk. Set aside.
Make white sauce and add some grated tasty cheese. Stir constantly to avoid lumps and make sure the cheese completely melt and is incorporated into the sauce.
Normally I mix everything in the saucepan I make the white sauce in but tonight I needed to use a big mixing bowl because of the large amount of spinach. Mix the spinach and white sauce together and then add the cubed fish. Add seasonings if wanted.
Transfer mixture to an ovenproof dish and then cover top with the mashed potato. Sprinkle top with grated tasty cheese and grated parmesan cheese - I tend to use more than a sprinkle of the cheeses but the amount is optional.
Bake in 180° oven until the cheeses are melted and brown on top.
The finished product.
All plated up, as you can see I added some garlic bread too.
Dennis and I both enjoyed this but I felt the spinach could have done with being cooked longer. The next time I make this I will pre-cook the spinach. I will definitely make this again.
Well, there you have it - my first blog post - yaaay - go me! Hope you like it Geoff :-)