If you're looking for an
Original Fish Pie Recipe that brings together
most of the flavours of the Mediterranean in one dish - Look no further.
We have been wanting to create a Pie that owes nothing
to Cream and thick Sauces. Something bursting with flavour and
relatively quick and easy to make.
So David has packed this pie with Salmon and Hake and Juicy Prawns,
along with Onions and Garlic - Green and Red Peppers - Lemon Juice, a
hint of Chilli and, of course, plump Vine Tomatoes with fresh Basil
Almost all the work is in the Preparation - then it's just a
of putting it all together, pop it in the oven and you'll end up with
one of the most original and tasty Mediterranean Dishes around today.
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for Six People
1lb./450g. of Skinned and
1lb./450g. of Skinned Monkfish Fillet.
1lb./450g. of good quality Raw - Shell on
Prawns/Shrimp - Gambas.
And 6 Extra Shell on Prawns/Shrimp Gambas for
the Star Gazing Garnish.
Large Tomatoes cut in 3/4"/2cm. Cubes.
1/2lb./220g. Chopped Wilted Spinach leaves.
1 Large Onion Sliced.
6 Cloves of Garlic finely chopped.
1 Kilo/2.2lb. Potatoes thinly sliced.
4 Dried Cayenne Peppers or Chillis pounded in a
pestle and mortar.
4ozs/100g. Chorizo chopped into 1/2"/1cm. Cubes
1 Small Red and 1 Small Green Pepper in
1 Lemon - Juice and Zest.
1/2 litre of extra virgin olive oil. Don't
worry - you won't use
1 Teaspoon of sugar.
2ozs./50g. Fresh Parmesan Grated.
A good handfull of fresh Basil chopped.
Salt and Black Pepper to taste.
1 13"/33cm X 2-1/2"/6cm. deep casserole dish
This is what you'll do:
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First of all
arrange your tomatoes and wilted spinach in the bottom of
Then arrange your fish - first shelling the prawns.
Leave that to one side and, in a pan, pour a good amount of extra
virgin olive oil, and fry the sliced onion with the sugar on
heat. (the sugar is there to help the onion to caramalize).
add the peppers and sprinkle some salt and the crushed chillis.
Lower the heat and add the garlic.
Make sure everything is cooked and then add to your casserole.
Add the lemon juice and zest and the basil.
Now you're ready for the potato topping. First of all place your Prawns
at strategic places around the edge of the casserole, as if they're
gazing up to the stars.
Then arrange the potatoes all around with a sprinkling of salt and a
good drizzle of
olive oil between each layer.
Grind plenty of Black Pepper
Cover with Aluminium foil and Cook in a hot oven - 200ºc./400ºf. for an
Now take off the foil and sprinkle your grated Parmesanon top with some
Return to the oven and bake for a further 20 minutes until the top is
crisp and Golden.
Now serve it up
with plenty of chilled white wine.