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Filo-topped fish pie

Filo-topped fish pie Angela Boggiano

  • 100g butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

    Onion

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    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 fennel bulb, finely chopped

    Fennel bulb

    Like Marmite, fennel is something that you either love or hate – its strong aniseed flavour…

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 200ml white wine
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 150ml double cream
  • 300g sea bass fillets, skinned and cut into large pieces
  • 250g halibut, skinned and cut into large pieces

    Halibut

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    The largest flatfish in the ocean, halibut is a delicious white-fleshed fish with a firm, meaty…

  • 200g large raw prawn

    Prawn

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    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • small pack flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped tarragon

    Tarragon

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    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that’s a unique mix of sweet…

  • 6 sheets filo pastry measuring 30 x 25cm
  1. Heat 25g of the butter in a large saucepan until foaming. Add the onion and fennel, and cook gently for about 10 mins until very tender. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 min more. Add the tomato purée, cook for 1 min, then add the white wine and simmer for a few mins until reduced by half.
  2. Tip in the chopped tomatoes and simmer for 15 mins until you have a rich, thick sauce.
  3. Remove the sauce from the heat. Stir in the cream, fish, prawns and herbs, then season. Spoon the mixture into a 2-litre baking dish.
  4. When ready to cook, heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and melt the rest of the butter. Unroll the filo pastry and brush 6 sheets all over one side with the melted butter. Gently scrunch up the pastry and lay on the top of the pie filling, covering completely. Bake for 25 mins in the middle of the oven until the pastry is golden and crisp.  http://stokvideolar.com