Recipe: Delicious Curried Fish Polenta Pie

Curried Fish Polenta Pie.

Curried Fish Polenta Pie You can cook Curried Fish Polenta Pie using 21 ingredients and 16 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Curried Fish Polenta Pie

  1. Prepare 6 of Hake Medallions.
  2. Prepare 1-2 Tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  3. You need 1 of Small Onion finely sliced.
  4. It's 1 tsp of Mustard Seeds.
  5. It's 1 tsp of Cumin Seeds.
  6. It's 6 of Whole Peppercorns.
  7. You need 1 of Bay Leaf.
  8. Prepare 4 cloves of Garlic thinly sliced.
  9. It's 1-2 Tbsp of Chilli / Curry Powder.
  10. It's 1 tsp of Cumin Powder.
  11. You need 1 tsp of Coriander Powder.
  12. It's 1 can of Chopped Tomatoes (400g).
  13. You need to taste of Salt.
  14. Prepare 3 Tbsps of Lemon Juice.
  15. Prepare 1 Cup of Water.
  16. You need of optional: 1/4 cup cream or coconut cream.
  17. You need of For the topping.
  18. Prepare of Polenta - 1 Cup Cooked with 3 - 4 cups water.
  19. You need of Cheese to Top (about 1/2 cup).
  20. It's 2 of Green Chillies seeded and chopped.
  21. It's 6 of Cherry Tomatoes halved.

Curried Fish Polenta Pie step by step

  1. Gently heat oil in a pan on medium heat..
  2. Add in onion, mustard seeds, cumin Seeds, whole peppercorns and bayleaf and saute until onion becomes translucent..
  3. Add sliced garlic and stir..
  4. Mix in the chilli / curry powder followed by the cumin powder and coriander powder. Be careful not to burn the spices..
  5. Mix in the can of chopped tomatoes, about half the water and salt to taste and allow tomatoes to cook through. This takes roughly 7 to 10 minutes..
  6. Mix in the lemon juice. At this point I use the back of my spoon to smash the tomatoes to break the chunks and have a nice thick gravy..
  7. Now add in the remaining water and the cream / coconut cream if using. Note that this variant offers a richer dish and does alter the flavour..
  8. Place hake medallions into pan and cover allowing to cook for about 15 minutes (turning once half way through). Please note that your cooking time may vary. We want the fish to be tender but cooked through..
  9. Meanwhile... Prepare your polenta. I've used 1 cup of polenta to 4 cups of water. Salt and some butter to taste..
  10. To assemble our pie....
  11. Place fish pieces into a baking dish. NB. Use one that is deep enough and will allow enough room for the rest of your pie..
  12. Pour gravy over your fish..
  13. Spread the cooked polenta over top of your fish curry to create a crust. (Much like mash is used in a cottage pie)..
  14. Top with grated cheese (I've used half mozzarella and half cheddar), the 2 chopped chillies and cherry tomatoes..
  15. Grill until cheese is golden and serve with a nice side of salad..
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