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A WINTER WARMER TO KEEP JANUARY BLUES AT BAY

Posted January 4 2019 by Saucy Fish Co.

January is still cold and dark, and nobody has the time or the energy to be cooking after long days at work. We totally get it, and a simple, fuss free recipe is exactly what you need.

Enjoy our saucy take on the classic favorite pasta bake and have a hearty winter warmer to keep you going through January. We’ve taken inspiration from one of our top Saucy Chefs last year, Little Sunny Kitchen, and taken inspiration from her Smoked Haddock Pasta Bake for our creamy, veggie, cheesy recipe – it’s mouthwatering just thinking about it.

Saucy Fish with Scrumptiously Scrambled Eggs

Saucy Fish Creamy Haddock and Broccoli Pasta Bake

Ingredients:

○ Smoked Haddock with Vintage Cheddar and Chive Sauce
○ 9 ounces of pasta
○ 1 ounce of butter
○ 10 ounces of broccoli, cut into large florets

For the cheesy sauce:

○ 1 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
○ 2 cups of milk
○ ¼ tsp of ground nutmeg
○ Black pepper and salt (to taste)

Breadcrumbs:

○ Breadcrumbs
○ Dried garlic
○ Dried herbs and tarragon
○ Shredded cheddar cheese (we like extra mature)

Method:

1. Cook your Saucy Fish, as per the packet instructions, to lock in flavor.

2. Once cooked, take to one side and remove from the packing before pouring over the delicious cheddar and chive sauce. Careful though, the fish will be hot!

3. Using two forks, flake the fish up into small chunks. Set this to one side to be used later.

4. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, be careful not to boil or overcook it.

5. Add the flour and whole milk and carefully whisk until the mixture begins to bubble. Add the nutmeg, black pepper and salt before removing the heat and setting aside.

6. Cook your pasta according to the instructions. Saucy top tip: Slightly undercook your pasta, as it will be cooked again in the oven and this will stop it tasting chewy and overdone!

7. Cook your broccoli – either steam it or boil with hot water for a few minutes. Set this aside.

8. In a large bowl, mix the pasta with the white sauce before adding the broccoli and ensure everything is coated in the sauce.

9. Add the flaked fish to the pasta, broccoli and sauce mixture. Spread the pasta into a greased ovenproof dish.

10. Mix the breadcrumbs with the dried herbs before sprinkling across the top of the pasta.

11. Sprinkle the grated cheese evenly across the top and cook for 20 minutes at gas mark four or 356°F.

12. Remove from the oven when the cheese is bubbling, and the breadcrumbs are golden.

13. Serve yourself a hearty portion and enjoy!

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