I hope those of you in the UK are enjoying the long weekend- we spent yesterday doing, well, nothing special – we just relaxed Hubby pottered in the garden, I grumped over the amount of summer clothes that I couldn’t wear 😎
Today needs to be a little more productive – washing done and out on the line between the showers, house vacuumed and tidied and dinner planned.
As its just the 2 of us, I have defrosted some Iceland Smoked Haddock and will have with Poached eggs over a little mashed potato with a hollandaise sauce. I got the idea from Great British Chefs, but have changed it a lot 😉
Before you throw your hands up in horror, I don’t do low fat, at my peak fittest (and slimmest) I was on a high protein way of eating, so that’s what I plan to do – I am mourning the loss of bread already ☹️
My beloved Thermomix comes into play, but you can obviously make Poached eggs and Hollandaise the traditional way.
To start I cut and mashed 2 medium potatoes, mainly for Hubby – I am sure you don’t need me to tell you how to boil spuds 😉 I made these in my chefs pan, then popped into a plastic tub to reheat in the microwave for a couple of minutes before plating up.
In the same pan add a tablespoon of butter and 200ml milk, lay the smoked haddock fillets in skin down and gently bring to a simmer for 10 minutes.
In one Thermomix jug add 4 egg yolks (save the white for meringue) 160g unsalted butter, the juice of half a lemon and a little salt and pepper – put the whisk attachment in and set aside for when the next stage is complete.
I heat 2 Litres of water in the Thermomix to heat 70, speed 3 – when upto temperature pop eggs into the rice basket and cook at heat 70, speed 3 for 10 minutes. These can be cracked like you would raw eggs on top of whatever you are serving and you will have perfect Poached eggs – so easy…..
Remove when done and immediately put the egg mix on for 8 minutes, heat 90 speed 3 for the hollandaise. Here is a Link to the recipe I use
Heat the Mash, de-skin the smoked Haddock and pop onto a plate. Now, all hands on deck to plate up.
A spoon or 2 of mash – Topped with the fish fillets
The Poached eggs ‘cracked’ onto the fish
Finished off with a spoon of Hollandaise.
It isn’t the prettiest dish, but it is delicious – this is Hubby’s plate, mine was fish with egg and a little sauce 😉