Smoked haddock gratin

Smoked haddock gratin

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A rich and creamy fish pie that's packed with hidden vegetables like spinach and tomato - a family bake

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
523
protein
35.5g
carbs
8.3g
fat
38.7g
saturates
23.1g
fibre
4.2g
sugar
4g
salt
3.5g

Ingredients

  • 500g leaf spinach
  • butter, for greasing
  • about 500g (2 fillets) smoked haddock, skinned and cut into 4 portions
  • 12 cherry tomatoes

For the topping

  • 200ml double cream or crème fraîche
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 100g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • small grating nutmeg
  • handful dried breadcrumbs

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Place the spinach in a large colander in a sink and carefully and slowly pour over a kettleful of hot water to wilt it. Cool again under the cold tap then squeeze out as much liquid from the spinach as possible. Butter a medium gratin dish. Roughly chop the spinach and scatter evenly over the base of the dish. Season the spinach lightly with salt and pepper and lay the haddock fillets, skinned side down on top. Nestle the tomatoes among the haddock fillets.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the topping, except the breadcrumbs, in a small bowl and season with lots of pepper and a little salt. Dollop and spread the mixture over the fish and spinach. Scatter everything with the breadcrumbs and bake for 30 mins until bubbling and golden. If you like things really grilled finish for a few mins under a hot grill. Serve straight from the dish.

Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com, April 2012

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samaughton's picture
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This recipe was very good, even the mother in law liked it and she is really hard to please, so did my husband and my kids, so its a winner for me, make sure you squeeze out all the water from the spinach though and I used leek instead of spring onion.

bikerbell's picture

I halved the recipe for 2 of us but in retrospect I think keeping the topping ingredients the same as the recipe would have been better as not much sauce. Also I found it didn't bubble and become golden, but that might have been due to my old, slow oven! Still we both enjoyed it with green beans and new potatoes.

abii's picture

Made this last night... I would never have thought of putting these ingredients together, but my husband and my picky 3 year old loved it. (I used smoked river cobbler and natural yoghurt, by the way.) A really simple, family meal that will become a regular, I'm sure!

post2diane@aol.com's picture

Fab recipe - loved it!

Pineapplesandwich's picture
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Really tasty recipe. I don't add nutmeg as I don't like it and use a little finely chopped onion instead of the spring onions (as I didn't have any when I made it the first time and it tasted fine).
A regular meal that I serve with some potatoes that I cook in the oven too (after microwaving first to give them a head start). A favourite.

pammiejay's picture
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Quick, easy, tasty! My 2 toddlers loved it as much as the adults. Reheated in microwave next day really well which I wasn't expecting.

Cdub's picture
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I doubled it for a larger group, had to put it in a large metal pan, and had no problems. Used half smoked black cod and half rockfish (can't get smoked haddock where I live, and smoked cod is expensive). Loved the cod, didn't love the rockfish so if being economical again, would look for a different white fish substitute. Was enough smokey flavour with the cod proportions I used and the meal had everyone singing. Super easy for such an impressive meal.

Caroline M's picture

Perfect family meal, they all loved it

reichem's picture

Very easy to prepare and really tasty - will definitely be doing this one again.

lisakirk1979's picture

We have this on a regular basis. So easy but super tasty.

butterflies122012's picture

We really enjoyed this and will definitely make it again.

sazzlecakes22's picture

So quick and simple to make but very tasty. I will be making again.

carolcarter129's picture
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Easy and tasty - what more can you ask for!

lindasmale's picture

Really tasty and easy recipe. Will only use a squeeze of Lemon next time (if at all) as this amount made it quite tart. Very quick and can be prepared ahead just to pop in the oven.

morientes09's picture

Lovely...nearly as good as rabbit gravy ! 5 stars

mi4ence's picture
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I am using fresh fish to top the spinach, mixed with low fat cream cheese to lighten the dish. Superb, every time

burcukoca's picture
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Very easy and delicious.

claire1terry's picture
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Easy to make but topping lacked a bit of flavour

MealyMum's picture
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Forgot to rate. Also should read EASY

MealyMum's picture
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Really eas. Can see how the topping idea can be added to variants of fish and veg beneath as an alternative to potato for a fish pie / bake. Kids enjoyed helping getting everything together and into the oven and even ate some too! Will be doing again.

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