Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie


Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
This recipe is made from vegetables cut small and blanched, mixed with pieces of salt-cod and cream, then baked in small soup dishes with a puff pastry lid.
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Last modified on: September 7th 2018

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Stage 1 - 2 hours
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
The day before, rinse salt-cod under cold water to remove salt on surface.

Then put in a bowl full of cold water to soak overnight.

Next day, change water and leave to soak until using.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Remove fish from water, and put in a pan. Cover with cold water, and just simmer over a low heat.

Water should never boil, otherwise salt-cod becomes rubbery. Ideally 10 minutes cooking at very gentle simmer (90°C or 194°F).

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
As soon as salt-cod becomes opaque, stop cooking and drain.

Allow to cool and break in small pieces, disposing of skins and bones. Set aside.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Cut puff pastry into circles, using cutter, one circle per guest, of diameter 1 inch wider than your soup dish.

Glaze and, if you wish, make decorative cuts on the surface with a sharp knife. Refrigerate until using.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add 1 tablespoon salt per litre.

Peel, wash and cut the vegetables into small pieces of similar size.

Turnips in small triangles.

Stage 6 - 25 min.
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Leek sliced.

Green beans in short lengths.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Carrots in small triangles.

Green peas just shelled, to be added raw.

Stage 8 - 12 min.
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Plunge turnips in boiling water until they are just cooked but still a bit crunchy.

When done remove from water immediately, and put in cold water to stop cooking. Drain and dry them, and set aside on absorbant paper.

Continue in the same manner with all vegetables (except green peas) and set aside.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Peel mushrooms, cut in small pieces.

In a frying pan, make melt some goose fat. When it's very hot, add mushrooms and fry 2 - 3 minutes on high heat.

When cooked, add the juice of ½ lemon, salt, pepper and set aside.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Once all vegetables are cooked and drained, put a knob of butter in a pan, melt and add the chopped shallot.

Cook one minute, add salt and pepper and all the vegetables, mix and add the salt-cod.

Don't cook any further, this is just to blend the ingredients.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Preheat your oven at 240°C or 464°F.

Prepare the soup dishes:

Fill to ¾ with the vegetable and fish mixture.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Pour into each 2 tablespoons of cream.

Add a pinch of salt and pepper.

Stage 13 - 5 min.
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Wet all round the top of soup dish with a brush dipped in cold water or your finger. This will make the puff pastry stick.

Stage 14 - 5 min.
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Put a circle of puff pastry oover top of dish.

Stage 15 - 5 min.
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Stick all around by pulling down a litte.

Stage 16 - 15 min.
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Do the same with all the soup dishes. Place on a baking sheet.

Stage 17
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
An amusing variation: instead of soup dishes use jam jars. The glass allows guests to see food in the jar before eating it.

Stage 18 - 20 min.
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
And put in the oven until the puff pastry is golden brown.
Remarks
All proportions in this recipe are suggestions, don't hesitate to adapt to your taste.

Don't throw away the vegetable water after cooking, it's a good stock that can be used to cook rice, pasta or make a soup.

If you want to know where the "Icelandic-style" came from, the idea came to me after discovering this beautiful country and its people during summer holidays. It was a real coup de foudre, and I dream of returning, especially to go to Jokulsarlon one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Keeping
To eat right now.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,140 Kcal or 8,960 Kj160 gr835 gr755 gr
107 %61 %79 %114 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
124 Kcal or 519 Kj9 gr49 gr44 gr
6 %4 %5 %7 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
357 Kcal or 1,495 Kj27 gr139 gr126 gr
18 %10 %13 %19 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Fish, Milk, Egg, Gluten, Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 5.86 €
  • Per person : 0.98 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Maroilles cheese quiche, Thin summer tart "à la grecque", Langoustine and leek tarts, Tomato tart, Crusty cockle tart, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Household cake (Gâteau de ménage), Framboisier, Chantilly cream, Leek fondue, Creamy artichokes, ... All
Salt-codSalt-cod: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Salt cod brandade, ... All
Button or field mushroomsButton or field mushrooms: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble, Sautéed pork with mushrooms in a cream sauce., Simple mushroom salad with thyme and lemon, 3 ways, Tahitian salad, Baker's tuna and mushroom tart, ... All
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