Something Fishy is going on here
Which camp are you in, Love Fish or Hate Fish? Here's why you should at least try to Love Fish...
I have been trying new ways of eating recently and one of the things I have been wanting to add more of is Fish.
Now I am in the Love Fish camp, I can eat virtually all seafood and I would struggle to choose a favourite.
So for me its really easy to add into my daily eating plan and one of the things I do know is that fish is incredibly good for us. It is one of the healthiest foods on the planet, its rich in Vitamin D and protein and it is THE best source of Omega 3 fatty acids which promote healthy brain function.
Here is my Top 10 List of Fishy goodness.
If that isn't enough to make sure you put fish on the menu at least once a week here is a fabulously fishy simple meal all the family can enjoy...
Simple Fish Pie
Prep Time 15 mins Cook TIme 45 mins serves 4
1 kg Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and halved
25 g butter
25 g flour
4 spring onion, finely sliced
400 ml milk
1 x pack fish pie mix (cod, salmon, smoked haddock etc, weight around 320g-400g depending on pack size)
1 tsp English mustard, or Dijon
1/2 small bunch chives, or a 25g pack, finely snipped
handful frozen sweetcorn
handful frozen petits pois
handful grated cheddar
Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180 fan/ gas mark 6. Put the potatoes in a saucepan and pour over enough water to cover them. Bring to the boil and then simmer until tender. When cooked, drain thoroughly and mash with a splash of milk and some butter. Season with ground black pepper.
Meanwhile, put the butter, flour and spring onions in another pan and heat gently until the butter has melted, stirring regularly. Cook for 1 -2 mins. Gradually whisk in the milk using a balloon whisk if you have one. Bring to the boil, stirring to avoid any lumps and sticking at the bottom of the pan. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes until thickened.
Take off the heat and stir in the cheese (if using), fish, mustard, chives, sweetcorn and peas. Spoon into an ovenproof dish or 6- 8 ramekins.
Spoon the potato on top and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Pop in the oven for 20 - 25 mins or until golden and bubbling at the edges. Alternatively, cover and freeze the pie or mini pies for another time.
As ever I'd love to hear from you - leave me a comment or get in touch if you want to have a chat about how you can increase the fish in your eating plan.
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