A Good Friday Supper

Not wanting to break with tradition, last night’s dinner, a simple cod and salmon fish pie was inspired by that Good Friday feeling. Adapted from BBC Good Food’s 101 Fish and Seafood Dishes (I love that little book), this healthy, low fat dish went down a treat with my family…

450g new potatoes, finely sliced
200g broccoli, broken into very small florets
250g skinless cod fillet, cut into large chunks
250g skinless salmon fillet, cut into large chunks
50g plain flour
600ml milk
1 tsp plus 1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
Grated zest of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper
Green salad to serve

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C for a fan oven)
2. Place the new potato slices into a saucepan of salted boiling water for 5-6 minutes (until slightly softened), drain, return to the saucepan and pour over 1 tsp oil to prevent sticking. Put to one side
3. Plunge the broccoli into boiling water for 1 minute, drain and then run under cold water (the broccoli, not you). Put to one side
4. Pour the milk, flour and 1 tbsp olive oil into a saucepan and stir rapidly over a medium heat to thicken (you should end up with a thick white sauce- like a béchamel but without the butter)
5. Add the broccoli, fish chunks, parsley, and lemon zest to the sauce, then season with salt and pepper and pour into a deep casserole/ lasagne dish
6. Layer the potato slices over the mixture and season with black pepper
7. Put the dish into the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes (the actual recipe says 30 minutes but this wasn’t long enough for my oven)
8. Enjoy with a crisp green salad and a lemon wedge on the side

Since it was such a glorious day yesterday, we ate our dinner in the garden washed down with a cold, refreshing glass of Ogio Pinot Grigio Blush, on offer in Tesco for just under £5 a bottle(!)

This pale pink rose is not too sweet and is stuffed full of delicious strawberry flavours. A real easy drinking winner in this beautiful sunshine!


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