The Rockling has looked so lovely at the fishmonger's lately that I thought I would use it in a fish pie instead of salmon and haddock as recommended in Jamie Oliver's recipe from Jamie's Ministry of Food. It was simple to put together and the flavours not too fishy. It doesn't make the house smell either.
Serves 4-6 easily
1 kg potatoes peeled and chopped into chunks
1 grated carrot
2 sticks of celery grated (leave out the stringy bits)
150g cheddar cheese grated
1/2 fresh red chilli (optional)
4 sprigs of fresh flat-leaf parsley
600g fish fillets chopped into bite size chunks (no skin or bones)
125g king prawns, raw, peeled
What to do...
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6
Bring pot of salted water to the boil and add potatoes
Cook for 12 mins until soft
In a deep baking tray or dish (I dug out this old baking dish that I have had for about 37 years it is well used and not very pretty but it did the job!
Zest the lemon
Finely chop your chilli and parsley, including stalks.
Put zest, chilli, parsley, grated celery, carrot and cheese into the baking dish and mix together.
Put the fish and prawns into the baking dish and add the juice of the lemon, drizzle with olive oil and mix together well.
Drain and mash the potatoes
Add a couple of good lugs of olive oil and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Mash until nice and smooth and spread evenly on top of the fish and grated veg.
Place in the preheated oven for around 40 minutes, or until cooked through and lovely and crispy and golden on top. Serve with veg or salad. I will make this again!