Monday, 22 June 2009

Smoked Fish and a Super Quick Pantry Dinner Recipe

I found some Smoked haddock in the supermarket for half price today!
I quickly grabbed as it look super fresh and you should never pass up a food bargain deal.

By the way, what kind of smoked fish do you have where you live?

When I got home, though, I realised my pantry was nearly bare and I didn't have a lot I could work on this fish with.
Now most Brits will boil smoked fish in milk, fry it or make fish pie sauce with it. The most adventurous will throw it in a soup. Oh and there's also Kedgeree.
I didn't fancy any of those options.

Upon re-exploring my pantry, I found some farmer's market garlic, onions and potatoes. This combo reminded me of a traditional Portuguese dish that involves salted cod, onions, garlic and potatoes, fried or oven cooked. Its amazing, as you can see:

Any normal fish wouldn't be able to hold its flavour against such competitors as garlics and onion, Salted cod however can, as it has a unique flavour.
And so does smoked fish-hey presto a quick and delicious dinner recipe for under £5 or $7.

My son loved it, it was a great way of getting him to eat some fish!

A key ingredient here is also a good quality extra olive oil for added flavour as well as the lemon juice at the end!


2 tsps Extra Virgin Olive oil
2 fillets of smoked haddock (or any smoked fish)
2 large potatoes very thinly sliced
3 large cloves or garlic, crushed
1 large onion sliced
1 cup of frozen peas
juice of half a lemon
Lemon wedges for garnish


Cook Potatoes in the oil until translucent
Add Onions and Garlic
Cook for another 10 minutes

Add Fish (chopped) and peas and cook throughout

Serve with lemon wedges

Super quick and very yummy!

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  1. Hmm. I don't eat fish really, but I bet it would be tasty with chicken or pork.

  2. Here in Iowa, the midwest, we don't have many fresh seafood options :( Once again, Ruth, looks yummy!

  3. this looks yummy - I am forwarding your blog to my brother in law and his girlfriend. They just got back from Portugal and are craving the grilled sardines that they found there, and it reminded me of your recipe.

  4. great dish i miss the smoked fish in the UK great with a salad

  5. Salmon is a big smoked fish option. It's great on salad or over pasta.

  6. Yummy dish! Smoked haddock sounds great in this preparation!