Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Smoked Fish and Prawns in a Pasta and Cream Grattin


Recipe Ingredients:
  • 1 large courgette cut in half and then in stripes.
  • 6 carrots with skin (well washed, thinly sliced)
  • 1 large onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (two minced, one crushed)
  • 300mls double fresh cream
  • 150grs grated cheddar
  • 800grs pasta (use a mixture of two nice ones, different types)
  • 400grs smoked filet's like haddock or another smoked fish( skinless and boneless cut into little cubes)
  • 250grs fresh uncooked king prawns skinless (cut in half's)
  • 2 soup spoons of butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a little olive oil



Easy recipe to make. Place a large frying pan on the stove and a deep pan with water salt and the crushed garlic to cook the pasta, once the water is boiling add the pasta, leave it cooking for 10 minutes, while on the frying pan ad a glug of olive oil, and once hot add the two minced garlic, onion, courgettes, carrots and seasoning (salt and pepper to taste), stir these frequently until the onion and carrot are half cooked, at this stage add, the butter and then once melted the fresh cream, wait now until the cream starts to bubble, and at this stage add the cut smoked fish, reduce the fire to medium and let it simmer for 3 minutes, lastly add the prawns and let it simmer a further 3 minutes.

Get a couple of large Pyrex, cover the bottom with some of the boiled pasta (half) dividing equally between the both. After that split the sauce into two parts reserving a little liquid with veg bits, put each of those two parts over the bed of pasta, and then cover the sauce with another layer of pasta on each dish until all the pasta has gone, now pour half of the reserved liquid evenly over the pasta of both dishes and over that the grated cheese over the two trays (for more cheese flavour you may add some grated Parmesan "optional") season a little salt and pepper and goes in the oven at 200c for about 15 minutes, well ...until golden brown on top to your liking, this serves 10 people easy. At least that is how many ate this at my house, and to be honest they all loved this dish, so hope yours like it too, if your people eat a lot make this dish for 8. Luv ya ...and thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment.


11 comments:

Katherine Aucoin said...

What a wonderful dish. This looks so savory and decadent!

Ricardo said...

Thanks Katherine, for your visit and comment, decadent is what me and my family likes in food, I am not so sure our bodies agree!! lol.... Cheers!! xxx

Natasha said...

This looks very inviting! Must try it. Exactly the kind of hearty food I am in the mood for. Thanks!

Ricardo said...

I aim to please ...Natasha...thanks for your visit and comment loved it :)

Alexandra Moura said...

Posso ter um bocadinho também,bjs doces Alexis.

Ricardo said...

claro que sim... ;)

Que doces essas beijocas. brigada pela visita.

Ana Powell said...

Olá Ricardo
Easy to make and super yummy for sure.
Have a great Valentines x

Excelente, gostei muito da receita e da apresentação.
Todo um barra na matéria x

Ricardo said...

Ola Ana, agradeço-te imenso a visita no meu blogue e o comentário deixado, fico contente de teres dito eu ser um barra na matéria embora eu não veja isso, mas sabe sempre bem.
I hope you too have a wonderful Valentines. Cheers!!

Chef E said...

I have decided to fly you here and you teach my hubby how to cook! I want a man to cook for me for once whaaaaaaaa :) really I only wish for that surprise one day!

Ricardo said...

Tell him outright, "look darling is Valentine's day so treat me and cook for me" and if he ain't got a clue " and here is a recipe I pulled of rico's blog for you to follow and make) lmao...happy valentine's xxx

Thx 4 visit and comment

Ricardo said...

Hi Sophie THANK you so much for your encouragement and praise as well as your visit, I was very close last January of getting my own Bistro, but the sale fell through...but it will happen one day. Thanks again luv ya xxx

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