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HERBED SEAFOOD PIE

INGREDIENTS

350 gm grey or black Pomfret, filleted and cut into cubes

350 gm large prawns, shelled and deveined

1 bay leaf

10 peppercorns

5 sprigs of parsley, separate the stalks and chop the leaves finely

1 tsp vinegar

5 sprigs of thyme

600 gm floury potatoes

50 gm soft butter

50 ml milk

30 gm butter

30 gm plain flour

200 gm milk

100 ml cream

Chopped parsley

Salt and freshly ground pepper

A little extra butter

2 tbsp breadcrumbs

 METHOD

  • Pour 150 ml water into a wide saucepan, place the fish in it.
  • Also add in the bay leaf, peppercorns, parsley stalks, vinegar, thyme and a little salt.
  • Bring the pan to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for about 7 minutes, add in the prawns and let it all cook for another 3 -4 minutes.
  • Lift out the fish and prawns gently, strain and save the stock.
  • Boil the potatoes and when cool enough to handle, peel and mash.
  • Mix in the butter and milk, season to taste with salt and pepper, set aside.
  • Heat butter in a skillet, add in the flour and stir with a whisk.
  • Add in the milk, a little at a time and stir until it turns into a smooth sauce.
  • Stir in the cream.
  • Thin down the sauce with some of the poached fish liquid; gently mix in the fish and prawns.
  • Mix through the chopped parsley, season with salt and plenty of freshly ground pepper.
  • Place the seafood sauce in a greased 1 litre casserole and cover the top with the mashed potatoes.
  • Place in a preheated 190°C oven and bake for about 20 minutes, remove and sprinkle over the breadcrumbs, dot with a little butter and return to the oven for another 20 minutes.
  • When the top is golden brown and the breadcrumbs are crisp, remove the pie.
  • Allow standing for 20 minutes before serving.

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