Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Easy fish pasta bake

This is a new one that I made after a request for fish pie for dinner and, because I am an idiot, I forgot to buy the sodding potatoes.  So this is technically fish pasta and in an attempt to make it more pie like I baked it.  In the pie dish.  *eyeroll*

1 pack of prepared "fish pie" fish.  I got mine from Morrisons and it had haddock, salmon etc in it.
1 small pack of small prawns
Big handful of frozen peas
Half a tub of Philadelphia with salmon
Half a tub of low fat soft cheese
Splash of milk
Small clove of garlic
Pinch of black pepper
Sprinkle of Cheddar (or your favourite) to go on top

Stick the oven on to 180.  Put your fish into a baking dish that will be big enough to put everything in (pasta, sauce etc) - saves on washing up.  Pop it into the oven while you do everything else.  It'll only need a few minutes so watch it.

In the meantime cook your pasta in a big pan with lots of water.  When it's firm but cooked, drain it and put it to one side.

In a large frying pan, soften the onion, lemon, courgette, and garlic together.  Squish the lemon about so the juice and oils come out of it, but try to contain the pips or you will have a most unpleasant cronschy surprise!!

When they're softened just stir in the baked fish, prawns, peas and soft cheese.  Use the milk if you need to thin things out.  Stir the pasta through and stick it all back into the baking dish.  Grate a bit of cheese over the top if you're going for the "I promised you a pie and I'm sorry!" effect and stick it back in the oven for a few minutes.

I promise this tastes very nice although it sounds terrifying.