Smoked Haddock Pasta

Smoked Haddock Pasta with White Cheese Sauce

Pasta is such a staple food in most households and I think one of the easiest fast foods around. It can be made healthier by using the Wholewheat variety. When eaten in moderation, pasta can be part of a healthy diet. Wholewheat pasta may be a better choice for many, as it is lower in calories and carbs but higher in fiber and nutrients. However, in addition to the type of pasta you pick, what you top it with is just as important.

This dish uses Scottish Smoked Haddock, fresh from my favourite fishmongers in Pittenweem, Ryan Black, they deliver straight from the Shore to your door.

It also uses some of my fresh vegetables from my garden….yum!

Makes enough for 2

2 pieces of Smoked Haddock (or any fish you like)

150g Wholewheat pasta

2 Carrots – chopped

Handful of Broccoli

Handful of peas

3 Sweet mini peppers – chopped

Salt & pepper to taste

White Cheese Sauce to serve (recipe here https://theweecaledoniancook.com/2020/10/03/white-cheese-sauce/)

  1. I used my Steam pot for my Combi Microwave for this recipe, but if you don’t have Steamer just cook your pasta as per packet instructions. In a pan, bring some water to the boil add your vegetables and simmer for 4 minutes until softened. (you could use frozen vegetables or tinned vegetables for this too). Bring a large pan of water to the boil, bring to a simmer and add in your fish, cook for about 10 minutes.
  2. If you have a Steam pot, add the pasta with 300ml water to the base, then your fish and vegetables onto the grid and cook on Pasta Setting for 7 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make your sauce as per above recipe.
  4. Remove fish and place onto a chopping board and remove the skin, break up into bite size pieces.
  5. Drain your pasta and vegetables. Add the vegetables to the pasta then pour over the sauce mixture and mix through, add in the fish, mix and serve.


Scottish Fish Medley

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Got some of my favourite fish from my fishmongers… Jim Mason from St. Monans (small fishing village in Fife), he’s brilliant, always has fresh fish thats caught that morning and delivers to your door the same day…can’t ask for better than that.

1 x Scottish Smoked Cod

1 x Scottish Salmon, flatter the better

2 x Handfuls of Spinach

1 tbsp cream cheese (Extra light philadelphia is my fav)

Few slices of beetroot

Handful of chopped parsley

squeeze of lemon juice

extra light mayo

 

Preheat oven to 180 deg (or Fish setting)

1. Spread salmon with cream cheese and lay some spinach on top, the carefully roll salmon into a roll, cut to desired portion size and tie tightly with string to hold each portion together. Put into an oven bag and make a couple of holes in bag, place on oven tray.

2. Place smoked cod into an oven bag sprinkle with little lemon juice, make a couple of holes in bag and place in oven on tray.

3. Bake for approx 20-25 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, place some spinach in a steamer and steam for 3 mins, or place in a casserole dish, add tsp water, cover and cook at 800watt in microwave for 1 minute.

5. Place cod on plate and sprinkle with some parsley and lemon juice, put some light mayo on side to serve.

6. Place salmon onto plate and remove string, splash with lemon juice.

7. Place steamed spinach on plate and top with some sliced beetroot.

8. Yum…Yum…Yum…..oh! serve with a lovely Chardonnay…..perfect meal!

 


Smoked Haddock Chowder

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I love my seafood dishes and a chowder is perfect for a cold day. It may not look and smell the nicest but it is definitely tasty.

 

Serves 2/3

2 Scottish smoked haddock pieces (dyed) – sliced approx. 1″

150ml single cream

500ml chicken stock

Diced smoked bacon (3 slices)

Cubed potatoes (3 medium size)

1 white onion chopped

1 carrot sliced or chopped

2 Bay leaves

1 teaspoon thyme

 

1. Brown onion and bacon in pan of oil

2. Add potatoes and mix, continue to brown for 3 mins

3. Add stock, haddock, carrot, thyme and bay leaves simmer for 15 mins

4. Add cream and cook for further 3 mins

5. Slightly mash and serve with some warm bread.