Fish Pie With Fresh and Smoked Salmon

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Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://thyme2.typepad.com/thyme_for_cooking_/2010/02/fish-pie-with-salmon-and-smoked-salmon-1.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

2 mediums potatoes
1 tablespoon horseradish
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons milk
8 ounces fresh salmon
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
4 ounces smoked salmon, either wet or dry smoked
8 ounces Savoy cabbage, sliced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup white wine
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 teaspoon dried chives
2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1 tbs water
1 tablespoon olive oil

Preparation

1
Peel potatoes and cut into chunks
2
Cook in boiling, salted water until tender, app. 15 minutes
3
Drain potatoes, add butter, horseradish and 2 tbs milk to potatoes, mash, adding a bit more milk if needed
4
Put fresh salmon in a medium skillet, add water to almost cover, lemon juice, bay leaf and peppercorns. Cover and poach until done, 12 - 15 minutes. It should be opaque and flake easily with a fork.
5
Remove salmon and cut into large chunks
6
Roughly chop the smoked salmon
7
Sauté onion in oil until tender
8
Add cabbage and sauté, stirring 2 - 3 minutes.
9
Add white wine, chicken stock, herbs, cover and simmer 10 minutes
10
Dissolve cornstarch in water and add to cabbage, stirring until thickened
11
Remove from heat and add yogurt and stir well to combine.
12
Add both salmons to cabbage and stir gently.
14
Top with potatoes
15
Bake, 400F (200C) for 15 minutes or until the top starts to brown.

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About

The five second delay.

You've heard of it regarding TV and radio broadcasting.... When the producers aren't certain the talking heads can keep a civil tongue, so they have a built-in broadcast delay and a kill switch if things get over the top.

That's what it's like all the time for me speaking French.

I got a haircut today.

The conversation went something like this:

She: How much should I cut off?

Me: Blank look for 5 seconds whilst brain scrambles to understand question and formulate answer.

Me: 4 centimeters

She: Do you normally wear it curly or straight?

Me: Blank look for 5 seconds whilst brain scrambles to understand question and formulate answer.

Me: (After saying to self 'Didn't she just look at me when I walked in?') A little curly.

She: Do you want it layered?

Me: Blank look for 5 seconds whilst brain scrambles to understand question and formulate answer.

Me: Yes.

And so on.....

This isn't rocket science.

Had we been discussing Descartes' Theory on the Existence of God I would have a valid excuse for the mental pause.

As we were discussing a haircut it's a bit harder to justify.

After no discussion at all (French or English) mon mari agreed that this Fish Pie bears repeating....

Often.

Yield:

2.0

Added:

Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 12:46am

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