Friday, 24 June 2016

Fish Supper Fridays #2

As I said last week I am wanting to get fish into our diet a lot more and traditionally fish would be eaten on a Friday, so it seems apt that this new series of food posts will be mainly produced on a Friday to inspire you all.

This week's recipe was cooked by Rob and is a very simple tuna pie. No crazy amount of expensive on fish just a simple big can of tuna, potatoes, some spinach, milk and grated cheese!

Talk about easy, and talk about cupboard food, something made from what we all usually have. Now this recipe was taken from Food to love but Rob adapted it to suit.
 All you need to do is slice potatoes and onions 3-5mm thick (I used our Magimix). Then, in a pan make a roux with flour, butter and milk, then add the tuna to the pan until it's a decent quantitied tuna-white sauce. In a suitable oven-proof dish, layer the pots and onions, some spinach and then a layer of sauce and repeat. Top with a cheese of your choice. Put in the oven with foil for 30 mins, then remove the foil and bake more until the top is golden brown.

To accompany this Rob also made one of his families classic sides called a dig deep salad. This has been made in his family for years and is quite simply a load of frozen peas in the bottom of the dish, then layer with iceberg lettuce before topping it off with a layer of mayonnaise and then coated in Parmesan. Let it sit for a bit or make it the day before it really is a lovely fresh side to the fish pie. It also makes it feel somewhat lighter making it nice to eat a pie in the warm weather which wouldn't usually be something we would do. 

As far as taste goes, I was genuinely surprised, I thought it would just taste very simple, almost like eating tuna out of a tin but it was really good and very budget friendly. It was a very 'moins cher' meal for the whole family which is really nice to find. 

Have a go and let me know what you think!


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