Salmon and Mushroom Pie For One

Ingredients:

  • 1 Salmon Fillet
  • 1 medium potato
  • Mushrooms (I used St. George but button works just as well)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 Spring onion
  • White wine
  • 5 chives
  • 200ml of Milk
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Nutmeg
  • Cream cheese
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 6.
  2. Peel, wash and chop the potato into chunks and boil.
  3. Chop the spring onion, garlic and chives into small pieces. Put in a frying pan with a teaspoon of olive oil, also add the bay leaf (whole). Fry for a couple of minutes.
  4. Poach the salmon fillet by adding 200ml of milk and cook on a medium to high heat. When the milk starts to bubble, reduce the heat and simmer the fish for 7-8 minutes. After, remove the fish from the pan and flake into large pieces using a fork.
  5. Then, add a handful of chopped mushrooms to the milk mixture and cook for 8-10 minutes. Add a splash of white wine.
  6. Spoon in one tablespoon of cream cheese, a sprinkle of nutmeg and stir. The mixture will become a creamy consistency that coats the back of your cooking spoon. Once this has occurred remove the pan from the heat.
  7. Drain the potatoes and mash into a splash milk, a knob of butter and a small sprinkling of salt and pepper.
  8. Put the salmon flakes in a baking tray, followed by the milk and mushroom mixture. Finish off by adding the mashed potato and spread evenly on the top of the baking tray. Finally, sprinkle some nutmeg on the top of the pie.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes. Best served hot.

Enjoy πŸ™‚

Cinnamon Shortbread Biscuits

This recipe makes 10-12 biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 63g of unsalted butter
  • 28g of caster sugar
  • 90g of plain flour
  • Half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • Icing sugar (to dust the biscuits once cooked- optional)

Method:

  1. Heat the oven to gas mark 5.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until smooth.
  3. Then add the flour and the cinnamon and mix until a smooth paste forms.
  4. On a work surface roll out the biscuit dough until it is 1 1/2cm thick.
  5. Using a biscuit shaper, cut them into pieces and place onto a baking tray.
  6. Sprinkle some caster sugar on the biscuits.
  7. Put the baking tray in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  8. Bake in the oven for 17-20 minutes or until the biscuits become a pale golden brown colour. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Enjoy πŸ™‚