Elegant Fish on Friday:
Easy Smoked Haddock au Gratin Recipe
It’s Friday and that can only mean one thing, my weekly Fish on Friday post, and a NEW and very easy recipe, Easy Smoked Haddock and Salmon au Gratin – an elegant and comforting meal that is made with TOP quality Scottish smoked haddock, with thanks to John at Delish Fish. As a Fish Fanatic, I am always on the look out for new fish recipes to create that fits in with my busy lifestyle, and this recipe is an absolute winner……..beautiful undyed smoked haddock is cooked au gratin with spinach, cheese, crème fraîche and tomatoes for a quick and easy meal for two. This recipe was on the table in just over half an hour, and the only accompaniment needed was a fresh side salad.
No need for any white sauce, just a dollop of crème fraîche with grated cheese is all that is needed for this gratin dish. The recipe would also make a great appetiser – share the ingredients between 4 ramekin dishes and serve as a comforting starter, with a side salad and a wedge of lemon. If your children appreciate the finer things in life, double the recipe for a fabulous family supper, or substitute the smoked haddock with coley, hake, cod of haddock for them and keep the best stuff for yourselves! This dish certainly hit the spot today, and we both wolfed it down…..strangely enough with a cup of tea.
I am always banging on about fish I know, but it is a constant source of surprise to me that fish is not cooked in the family home more often, as it is the original fast food;a nice filleted, skinned and boned piece of fish can be on the table with seasonal vegetables in about half an hour. Fish is packed full of Omega-3 oils (Found in various concentrations in many different kinds of seafood, marine Omega-3 fatty acid comes from the family of ‘good’ fats that are not only beneficial for health, but are an essential dietary requirement.) and it’s quick to cook, plus, easy to digest for all ages, but especially children. The haddock I used, was caught on the North Sea off Scotland, and North Sea haddock stocks are accredited by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) so you don’t need to worry about sustainability either. We all know about Five-a-Day for fruit and vegetables but did you know that there is a Two-a-Week suggestion for fish? We eat it at least twice a week, and sometimes three times a week.
I hope you try this recipe, which I have shared below, and don’t forget to check out the Fish is the Dish website for more delicious recipes, as well as lots of fishy facts! Or, I have lots of fish recipes on the blog here: Lavender and Lovage Fish and Seafood Recipes. See you later and have a wonderful weekend. Karen