New potato & smoked haddock crush

New potato & smoked haddock crush

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins

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Serves 4

New potatoes are usually treated as a side dish, but crushing them with smoky fish turns them into a delicious starter or lunch

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  • Nut-free
  • Egg-free
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  • 500g new potatoes, scrubbed if muddy
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled, but left whole
  • 300g undyed smoked haddock, skinned
  • full-fat milk
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • small bunch chives, finely chopped

To serve

  • 100g French beans
  • 1 small shallot, finely sliced
  • 8 slices of baguette, toasted or crisped in a low oven

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  1. Halve the potatoes if large. Tip into a pan of boiling salted water with the garlic, simmer for about 20 mins until they are on the brink of collapse, then drain. Meanwhile, cover the haddock with milk. Bring to a simmer, then poach the fish slowly for 5 mins until it flakes easily. Drain fish, but reserve the milk.
  2. While everything is still warm, crush the potatoes and garlic with a masher. Flake and mix in the fish, add 2 tbsp of the poaching milk and 3 tbsp olive oil, then mix well – you should have a loose, rich mash. Taste for seasoning. Stir in the chives and set aside. Cook the beans in boiling water, then drain and toss with the remaining oil and the shallot. Serve a large spoonful of crush with the French bean salad and a few slices of toast.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2007

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sci-po's picture

Nice recipe didnt have any beans used brocolli, didnt have a shallot used an onion, added some bacon to the onion and sweated it down. Served with chilled Pinot Grigio wonderful.

grandmagrandad's picture

contradictory comments but will try and make my own decision on this one

keiblob's picture
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I love this dish - hearty and healthy. I used some yellow smoked fish as well to make it look more interesting. This dish is very simple and worthwhile. Leftovers can be easily be adapted into fishcakes.

shaysmammy's picture
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I was quite disappointed with this recipe. It didn't look very appetising and the taste wasn't wonderful either. I wouldn't make it again.

snowdrop08's picture
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This made a quick and delicious lunch or light main meal. I made it a few times in quick succession so my family got sick of it, but I didn't.



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