Although it still seemed fairly windy here in the park today, Russ took a drive to the boat launching facility and came back to tell me it’d be fine to go fishing. We went out at 1.15pm and came in at 4.15 pm with 6 fish. It really was much better than just sitting in the van here playing computer games!
We caught 5 red throat emperor and one stripy sea perch-they’re not as good eating as the emperor, so we decided to make a seafood pie. We had 8 Karumba prawns left of the 5kg box we bought there, and some smoked salmon I froze a while back when I decided the packet was too big to use all in a pasta dish I was making. All these bits went to make a lovely fish pie based loosely on a Jamie Oliver recipe I saw him make once on TV.
- 400 g potatoes
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 300 g seafood (your choice)
- 1 (310 g) can whole corn kernels, drained (we used a fresh corn cob)
- 1/2 cup frozen peas, defrosted,drained
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped dill
- 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- salt and pepper
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
- 1/2 cup grated tasty cheese
- Preheat your oven to 190c.
- Cut up the potatoes, and boil in lightly salted water until tender; drain, add the sour cream, mash until smooth, seasoning with salt and pepper.
- Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan, and saute the chopped onion until soft-about 5 minutes.
- Add the flour and cook over low heat about 2 minutes before adding the milk and wine. Bring to the boil and stir until thickened.
- Remove from the heat and add the seafood, corn, peas, capers, lemon juice, dill, parsley and salt and pepper. Mix well, then fold the egg quarters through very gently.
- Pour into two two cup ramekins, top with the mashed potatoes, then sprinkle over the grated cheese.
- Cook until bubbling hot and well browned on top.
Note we used raw seafood, so cooked the pies until they reached 70c internally, then turned the oven off and let them sit whilst our side of broccoli cooked.