Mediterranean fish gratins

Mediterranean fish gratins

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  • Easy
  • Serves 6

These individual portions of fish in tomato sauce, topped with herby breadcrumbs, freeze beautifully - perfect for no-fuss entertaining

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal372
low infat11g
saturates3g
carbs16g
sugars8g
fibre4g
protein46g
salt1.1g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a large, wide non-stick saucepan or sauté pan and gently fry the onion, fennel, garlic and coriander seeds for 15 mins, stirring regularly until the vegetables are softened and lightly coloured. Pour the wine into the pan and add the tomatoes, tomato purée, saffron and bay leaf. Season and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for about 15 mins, stirring occasionally, until thick.

  • STEP 2

    Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Stir the lemon juice and most of the parsley into the tomato mixture, pop the raw fish pieces and prawns on top and stir well. Cover tightly with a lid and simmer gently over a medium heat for 4-5 mins or until the fish is almost cooked. Stir a couple of times as the fish cooks, taking care not to let it break up.

  • STEP 3

    Ladle the hot tomato and fish mixture into 6 individual pie dishes – they will each need to hold around 350ml. Mix the cheese, breadcrumbs, remaining parsley and a little ground black pepper together and sprinkle over the top. Bake on a baking tray for 20 mins or until the pies are golden brown and bubbling. Serve with green salad, if you like.

RECIPE TIPS
TO FREEZE

Simmer the fish mixture for an extra 2-3 mins or until the fish is just cooked and the prawns are pink. Leave the assembled pies to cool in the dishes without baking. Cover with a double layer of foil and freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, thaw the pies overnight in the fridge then bake as above for 25 mins or until piping hot throughout. 

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