Saturday, 29 March 2014

Wiremu's Smoked Fish & Chorizo Pie

Remembering my very talented brother who passed away a year ago. I know you would have loved this pie Wiremu.

Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb, sliced, add some chopped up fronds if your fennel comes with them
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 4 garlic bulbs, minced
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • handful chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, thyme and rosemary
  • 1 smoked fish, flaked, skinned & boned - I used snapper which is soft & moist
  • 1 small beef (or pork) chorizo, sliced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • milk (about 1/4 of a cup)
  • 1 tsp cornflour mixed in water to dissolve
  • 1 sheet of flaky pastry 
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. 
  2. Pour oil into large frying pan or pot over low heat.
  3. Fry onions, fennel, celery, carrot, garlic, lemon zest & herbs until onion is soft.
  4. Add smoked fish, chorizo & paprika.
  5. Mix well then add enough milk to just cover.
  6. Bring to the boil then thicken with cornflour dissolved in cold water.
  7. Allow to cool then spoon into a pie dish & cover with pastry.
  8. Brush top with beaten egg or milk. Cut slits in the top & bake for 20 minutes. If you have any left over pastry you can make some designs for the top of the pie. Enjoy!