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Dr. Anne Merriman’s Fish Pie

Dr. Anne Merriman’s Fish Pie

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/ Gas Mark 4. Cut the fish fillets into small pieces and set aside. Place cooking oil in a pan and put on a medium heat and add the onions and garlic; fry gently until soft, around six to eight minutes. Next, add the tomato and green pepper and fry until softened.

Step 2

Add the fish and season with salt, pepper and curry powder. Simmer on low heat for ten minutes. Add a splash of water if the mixture is too dry.

Step 3

Place the mixture into an over-proof dish and cover with mashed potato. Brush with beaten egg and bake in the hot oven for around 30 minutes until brown.

Baby Beetroot and Hot Smoked Trout Salad

Baby Beetroot and Hot Smoked Trout Salad

Step 1

Heat a splash of oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat.  Once hot, add the asparagus and cook for eight to ten minutes, turning occasionally, then set aside. Meanwhile, place a dry frying pan over a medium high heat and when the pan feels hot add the pine nuts. Toast, tossing frequently, until they release a nutty aroma; watch carefully as they can burn quickly.

Step 2

Arrange the lettuce on a serving platter. Drain the baby beetroot and pat dry. Cut into thin slices and divide between the lettuce leaves. Top with the hot smoked trout.

Step 3

Using a food processor, pulse the feta cheese for ten seconds until crumbled. Add the crème fraîche and pulse again until light in texture. Dollop the whipped feta liberally onto the trout, scatter the pine nuts over the feta and place an asparagus spear on top.

Goatsbridge Smoked Trout and Potato Gratin

Goatsbridge Smoked Trout and Potato Gratin

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Bring a pot of water to the boil then add the sliced potatoes. Simmer for approximately seven minutes until parboiled. Strain, then spread half the potatoes in a layer, slightly over-lapping, at the bottom of a greased ovenproof dish (standard lasagne dish will do).

Step 2

Layer the slices of cold smoked trout over the potatoes. Season with pepper (no salt as the smoked trout is salty enough). Sprinkle fennel seeds and tarragon on top. Layer the second half of the sliced potatoes over the fish.

Step 3

Pour the cream over the whole dish. Sprinkle a generous amount of cheddar cheese on top and freshly grate over the Parmesan cheese. Cover the dish with tinfoil and bake in the oven for approximately 45 minutes. Take the tinfoil off after 20 minutes to let the cheese brown. Allow to cool slightly before serving.