This was originally a recipe for two, buuut since I was only cooking for myself I halved the recipe, and I also cut out a few ingredients, making it a little easier.
I love fish gratin, and it is one of those childhood memories, a lovely thick white sauce, pasta, and fish - brilliant!
Fish Gratin with Wholemeal Pasta
200g fish, diced - I used cod, but you can mix cod and salmon
40g wholewheat pasta (macaroni or shells)
300-400ml semi-skimmed milk
1 tsp xanthan gum or cornflour
Salt and black pepper to taste
1/3 tsp grated nutmeg
A good handful grated cheese (I used Jarlsberg, but you can use parmesan instead)
Vegetables to serve, I simply used grated carrot and boiled broccoli
- Pre-heat the oven to 200 °C.
- In a pan, heat up 300ml milk along with the xanthan gum/cornflour, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Whisk until you have a smooth mixture. Once the sauce is warm, add the macaroni/shells, and cook for half of the cooking time of the pasta. Stir occasionally to keep it from catching the bottom, and add more milk if necessary, season to taste.
- Once you have a thick, creamy sauce, take it off the heat. In a medium oven proof dish, layer the bottom with the fish, pour over the sauce with the pasta, and top with cheese. Place on a low rack in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes.
- 5-10 minutes from finishing time, prepare the vegetables. Boil up water for the broccoli, and grate the carrot.
- When the gratin is done, serve it along with vegetables, and enjoy!
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Have you ever had gratin before? What's your favourite?
Sunnere & Sterkere med Proteinrik Mat, p. 12