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Friday, 30 April 2021

Fridays Meal Choice : Smoked Haddock and Celeriac Layer Bake : Reduced / lower carb dish

Back in 2011 Eddie wrote about 'Great Grub Celeriac' and still to this day it is one of our favourite lower carb vegetables. This recipe, for a delicious bake, brings together the rich and earthy tastes of smoked haddock, onion and celeriac to create a warm, hearty dish that is layered with different flavours.

Serves Two
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 small onion, sliced
1 rosemary sprig, leaves picked and chopped
2 smoked haddock fillets
200ml (1/3pt) milk
1 dried bay leaf
pinch nutmeg
1 garlic clove, halved
250g (8oz) celeriac finely sliced
75ml (3fl oz.) double (heavy) cream
20g (3/4oz) Gruyère cheese, grated
salad, to serve

1. Preheat the oven to gas 3, 170°C, fan 150°C. Heat the oil in a large pan, then cook the onion and rosemary with a pinch of salt for 5 minutes, or until softened.
2. Put the fish, skin-side down, in a pan with the milk, bay leaf and nutmeg. Gently bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 4 minutes.
3. Transfer the fish to a plate with a slotted spoon, reserving 75ml (3fl oz) poaching liquid. Flake the fish and discard the skin.
4. Rub a small baking dish with the garlic. Add a layer of celeriac, followed by a layer of fish and the onion mixture; season with black pepper. Repeat until the ingredients are used up, finishing with a layer of celeriac.
5. In a jug, combine the reserved poaching liquid and the cream. Pour it over the celeriac and scatter with the cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
6. Remove the foil and increase the heat to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Bake for 25 minutes more, or until golden. Depending on your oven it may need longer - check before serving... with salad.

Nutrition each serving
Carbohydrate 11.1g Protein 31.7g Fat 32g Fibre 1g
From an original idea here

i) celeriac could be swapped with potatoes if preferred but the nutrition each serving will be different
ii) Not keen on fish, how about this recipe for a Pork, celeriac and apple bake see here
iii) need a vegetarian main meal, how about Celeriac and Walnut Gratin, see here

Dear reader, there is a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Hootin Anni said...

Sounds very good!!

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta nunca he probado el nabo y me da curiosidad. Te mando un beso

J.P. Alexander said...

Nuna ca he probado el nabo, me gusta la receta la probare. Te mando un beso

Tom said...

...something new for me.

Elephant's Child said...

I do love tray bakes. Sweet or savoury.

Jules said...

I have never tried celeriac before. Perhaps I should try, using this recipe. X

Margaret D said...

That does look delicious and it satisfying to find a dish that becomes a favourite.

Phil Slade said...

Celeriac is not something we use. But I guess we really should try it as we do enjoy a fish pie.

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds soooooo good, yummy! Have a great weekend, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've never had Haddock, but this looks lovely.

Jo said...

That looks a good wholesome dish.

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linda said...

This sounds delicious! Have a great weekend.

DVArtist said...

I am making fish for dinner tonight I may try this. Thanks and have a great day.

Bill said...

Sounds great!

Jeanie said...

I've never seen celeric here -- unless it's a UK name for celery. But potatoes would be good, too!

happyone said...

I'm sure I'd like that!!!

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CJ Kennedy said...

Sounds like comfort food!

sandy said...

that sounds good. Just bought celery yesterday to put in my egg salad.

Sue said...

This sounds really nice, I do like a nice fish bake! Take care and have a very happy bank holiday weekend xx

Inger said...

This looks really, really good.

Magic Love Crow said...

Mom says thank you for this one! Big Hugs!