Cooking for the freezer

Hello Dear Reader,

I’ve cooked for most of today. I’ll share the recipes day by day. I’ve made more than my usual effort as we’re going to be flat out busy whilst we’re in Huelgoat and I need to be able to get food on the table to keep us going. We’re also on holiday so I’ve pushed the boat out and spent a bit more. Even so, I’ve reused the roasting dish from the supermarket as it’ll fit easily in the freezer wrapped in foil.

Luxurious fish pie.

1 pack of smoked mackerel fillets – skin removed and cut each fillet into three.

400g of smoked haddock – I microwaved it in a roasting bag for five minutes.

Mashed potato, well seasoned with salt, pepper and butter.

Cheese sauce.

100g of finely grated mature cheddar.

500 ml of milk.

2 tablespoons of cornflour.

Blend the cornflour with the milk, add the grated cheese in a plastic of microwaveable jug.

Microwave on a high heat for five minutes, take out and whisk, keep heating if it hasn’t thickened.

Combine the fish with the cheese sauce and top with creamy mash.
I just grilled mine and I’ll wrap it all in foil and freeze it. If you want to eat it straight away, pop into the oven at 180 for thirty minutes. It’s also great with a little grated cheese sprinkled on top. Serve with greens, we like broccoli and peas but choose what you like. 

A bit posh but it’ll be a great holiday treat. Fish is expensive is it.

I’ve got some lovely recipes to share this week and they all freeze well.

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxxxxx


6 thoughts on “Cooking for the freezer

  1. Mmmm fish pie, I love it but all too often people put eggs in it and I have a bit of a problem with eggs, as the whole thing I have, not exactly an allergy but I get sick, I can eat them ok in cakes and the like though of course it is just when I can actually taste the egg..but fish pie Yum


  2. I absolutely love fish pie and I always bought fresh cod and smoked haddock to make it.
    This made it a pricey meal so I only made it every so often.
    I’ve read somewhere on one of your posts how you buy frozen fish and it tastes no difference so a few months ago, I bought a bag of Aldi’s cod and haddock from their freezer section and made the fish pie.
    You are spot on. There is no difference in taste just a big difference in costings!
    Keep the thrifty recipes coming` Froogs 🙂


  3. I really enjoy reading your blog, especially the recipes and the quilting. Hopefully you will get some time to do more quilting soon. Best wishes for your half term break.


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