Wednesday, 9 November 2011

More from Middlewich

We walked down to take a look at how works are progressing on Lock 72.  They seem to be making good progress as you can see from these photos.

can you see the mussels growing on the lock side?

this is the ground paddle which is raised using a windlass

the new gate in position

Here's another of our favourite recipes

Fish Pie
Most supermarkets now sell packets of frozen mixed fish-pie mix. I like the one from Morrisons as it has a good mix of salmon, cod & smoked haddock and is only £3.

Butter an ovenproof dish and tip the still frozen fish mix in.
Add 2 portions of frozen peas and distribute evenly over the fish.

Mix 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard and some salt and pepper into half a tub of reduced fat crème fraiche and spread over the fish and peas. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look like there’s enough to cover it all as you will get juice out of the fish as it cooks and this will mix in to make a nice creamy sauce.

Cover with foil and bake in the oven Gas 5 for 30 mins.
Take out of the oven, remove the foil and stir gently so you don’t break up the fish.
Cover the fish mix with creamy mashed potatoes and bake uncovered for another 30 mins. till golden brown.  If it isn’t brown enough you can flash it under the grill for a couple of minutes.

This is nice served with green beans.

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