Serrania de Ronda fish pie hooks veteran car club from coast

Serrania de Ronda fish pie hooks veteran car club from coast

Some years ago Paul Whitelock’s wife, die Hausfrau, was asked to cater for a veteran car club that drove up to Montejaque from the coast on a day’s outing. She was asked to prepare Fish Pie. Never having cooked this dish before, she did some research and come up with her own version, which she tested on friends in the village. It was delicious, so she went ahead and catered for the car club who were delighted. Here is Die Hausfrau’s recipe:

Ingredients

• Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 1 kilo of potatoes
• 1 carrot
• 2 celery stalks
• 150 g of cheddar cheese
• 1 lemon
• ½ red chilli
• 4 sprigs of parsley
• 300 g of salmon fillet
• 300 g of other fish
• 125 g of shrimp
• olive oil
• Spinach
• 2 tomatoes cut into quarters

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 200C.
Boil a large saucepan of water.
Cut the potatoes into small pieces and put them in the boiling water. When the water comes back to the boil, cook for 12 minutes. Then mash the potatoes and put to one side.
Coarsely grate the vegetables and cheese into a baking dish.
Finely chop the chilli and parsley and add to the dish.

Cooking method

Cut the fish into small pieces and put in the baking dish with the prawns.
Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil over the mixture and add salt and pepper to taste.
Then add the spinach and tomatoes.
Mix everything well.
Spread the mashed potatoes on top of the mixture.
Place the baking dish in the pre-heated oven for 40 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let the dish rest. Then serve and enjoy!

¡Buen provecho!

Paul Whitelock

About Paul Whitelock

Paul Whitelock, a retired former languages teacher, school inspector and translator, who emigrated to Andalucía in 2008