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Smoked Haddock And Cottage Cheese Flan

Ingredients
  Smoked haddock fillets 1⁄2 Pound
  Water 1⁄4 Pint
  Lemon 1 , juiced
  Lemon 1 , finely grated rind
  Butter 1 Ounce
  Onion 1 Small, peeled and chopped
  Button mushrooms 2 Ounce, sliced
  Baked pastry case 8 Inch
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Single cream 3 Tablespoon
  Cottage cheese 4 Ounce
  Freshly chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Lemon wedges 6 (To Garnish:)
  Parsley sprig 4 (To Garnish:)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 375°F
2) In a pan, place the fish, water and half of the lemon juice and poach gently until tender.
3) Using a slotted ladle remove fish.
4) Skin and flake the flesh.

MAKING
5) In a pan, melt the butter and saute the onion until soft.
6) Stir in the mushrooms, for 1 minute, lightly fold in the fish.
7) Spoon the mixture in the base of the pastry case and place on a baking sheet.
8) In a bowl, mix together egg, cream, cheese, parsley, seasoning, rind and remaining juice.
9) Spoon the egg mixture over the fish mixture
10) Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until the filling is set.

FINALIZING
11) Allow to cool over a wire rack.
12) If you wish to freeze the dish, then do so at this stage. Freeze the flan until firm.
13) Wrap the flan in foil and pack in freezer bag.
14) Seal, label and return to freezer.

SERVING
15) Serve hot garnished with lemon wedges and parsley just before serving.
16) If using the frozen flan, take off the wrapping and place on the baking sheet.
17) Reheat from frozen in the preheated moderate oven for 25 minutes or until heated through.
18) Serve as mentioned in step 14.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Fish
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
55 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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