Winter Fare

Well winter arrived with a bang here in Melbourne yesterday.  Coldest May morning for three years which I can attest to after being on the bike at 6am.   Shepherd’s pie would have been good again, but went with a variation on a theme – fish mornay.  More specifically, snapper mornay from Wild Foods Cookbook by Daryl Crimp.  This is a small book of fish and game recipes published in New Zealand.  Think it is out of print now.

A simple and quick dish for a weekday meal.  Cook 1kg of snapper fillets and  break up into bit sized pieces.  Place half in the bottom of a baking dish then a layer of sliced onion rings from one onion, then the remainder of the fish.  Pour over this a cup of bechamel sauce (thankyou thermomix) that has been flavoured with salt and pepper, 1tsp paprika, 1 tsp dijon mustard and half a cup of grated cheese.  Top with a cup of fresh breadcrumbs, chopped parsley and lemon juice.  Cook for 30 mins at 180C.   Was tasty, but if I cook again will go for a bit more sauce and maybe sweat off the onions a bit before assembling.

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4 Responses to Winter Fare

  1. David says:

    as in ‘what is a thermomix’?

    • Lincoln says:

      I suppose I should be Googled it.
      Which I have just done. Looks interesting. Is it as useful and multi-purpose as it claims?

      • David says:

        I am sure it can do all the things it says but i am not sure it does them all the best. Its a great thing though. Fantastic for soups and sauces

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