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Smoked haddock gratin

Smoked haddock gratin

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(29 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

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 per serving

  • kcalories523
  • fat38.7g
  • saturates23.1g
  • carbs8.3g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4.2g
  • protein35.5g
  • salt3.5g
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Ingredients

  • 500g leaf spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • butter, for greasing

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • about 500g (2 fillets) smoked haddock, skinned and cut into 4 portions
  • 12 cherry tomato

For the topping

  • 200ml double cream or crème fraîche
  • juice ½ lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 100g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 spring onion, sliced

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 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.

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Comments (45)

JanWilko's picture

Really tasty recipe. Didn't have any cream so used marscapone. Also used a mix of fish, smoked coley, salmon and hake. Worked really well and will definitely make again.

Delyse1's picture

Really tasty recipe. Next time I will cut the little tomatoes in half & place them skin side up in the dish so the flavour gets to the rest of the ingredients. Nice & Easy family comfort dish. Will make it again. Thank you.

gooseberrycrumble's picture
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Made this tonight. It was simple enough but nothing special. Rather salty. I prefer oaty prawn and fish gratins.

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!

deejayellie'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.

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Questions (5)

deejayellie's picture

Can this dish be frozen?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi deejayellie, thanks for your question. We haven't tested freezing this recipe and it's likely that freezing it could result in a grainy unpleasant texture when defrosted, so would advise not doing so. 

deejayellie's picture

Thank you. It's a super recipe! A firm family favourite in our house. :-)

mazp's picture

If i make this using either natural yoghurt or half-fat creme fraiche instead of the double cream - will it still need the lemon juice? Thanks.

goodfoodteam's picture

Yes, still use the lemon juice as well.

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