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Seafood Au Gratin

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Ingredients
  Halibut fish/Other white fish 1 Pound (1/2 Kilograms)
  Dry white wine/Dry cider 1⁄4 Pint (125 Milliliter)
  Onion 1 Small, finely chopped
  Condensed lobster bisque 15 Ounce (1 Can Or 175 Grams)
  Frozen dressed crab 5 Ounce, thawed (125 Grams, 1 Packet Commercial Variety)
  Frozen shelled prawns 4 Ounce, thawed (100 Grams)
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Pinch
  Potatoes 1 1⁄2 Pound (3/4 Kilogram)
  Butter 1 Ounce (25 Grams)
  Milk 4 Tablespoon
  Lemon wedges 4
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a saucepan, add wine or cider and onion and place halibut on it. Poach covered for 10 minutes.
2) Remove the fish and discard skin and bones.
3) To the liquid in the pan add lobster bisque and cook in simmering heat for 2 minutes.
4) Stir in fish, crab, prawns (shrimp), parsley and seasoning. Boil the content and keep aside to cool.

MAKING
5) In a pan take cold water and put potatoes in it. Bring to the boil.
6) Cook in low heat for 15 to 20 minutes till potatoes are soft.
7) Remove the potato and mash it. Add butter and milk and make a smooth paste.
8) Add seasoning to taste.
9) Take a large piping bag that has a large fluted nozzle and pipe around the edge of a 20 cm (8 in.) shallow oval ovenproof dish. Add potatoes in it.
10) Add fish mixture in the center of it. Let it cool.

SERVING
11) Garnish the pie with lemon wedges on top.

TIPS
Freeze open till the pie is firm. Put it in an aluminum foil, and keep it back in the freezer. Thaw at room temperature for 4 hours or alternately refrigerate for a night. Before serving, remove the foil and reheat in a hot oven at 220°C, 425°F, Gas Mark 7 for 30 to 40 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Poached
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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