Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Smoked Haddock pâté

On our visit to Stafford, I was delighted to meet up with an old friend, Marie and her husband Thierry, two French ex-pats in England. It's always nice to see each other around the dinner table.
On this rather special evening, I monopolised the kitchen to prepare some Scottish recipes. And for once, even my husband helped! Mind you, I spent an hour more than usual at the supermarket, it's difficult abroad to find the products you're looking for, or similar substitutes. This recipe for smoked haddock pâté is very quick and simple. I served Scottish oatcakes, a recipe for which you can find here Tuyau de Poêle, both with the starter and the cheese.

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Preparation and cooking : 45 minutes
Ingredients pour 6 ramekins:

225 gr of raw smoked haddock
275 gr cottage cheese
3 eggs (beaten)
30 ml lemon juice

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  • Remove the flesh from the haddock with a fork and put into a bowl.
  • Add the cottage cheese and mix.
  • Add the beaten eggs, the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
  • Butter the ramekins, and pour in the preparation.
  • Cook in the oven in a bain-maire for 30 minutes.
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes out of the oven before delicately turning out with the aid of a sharp knife.

For our cheese plate, we made a trip to the village of Hartington in Derbyshire, home of the famous Stilton.

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Until our next dinner in December...

1 comment:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That haddock pâté looks very interesting...

So, you went to Hartington? I know this place very well as it is not very far away from my grandparents' town (Belper, Derbyshire)! We always went/go there to buy cheese and to eat an ice cream...