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Smoked fish with white sauce

by Christina Julia

Smoked fish with white sauce

Serves: 6-8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 900g/2lb haddock fillets, cut into serving-sized pieces
  • 225ml/8fl oz milk
  • 225ml/8fl oz water
  • For the white sauce
  • 600ml/1pt milk
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 1 bay leafpinch of ground white pepper
  • 50g/2oz butter
  • 40g/11⁄2oz plain flour
  • 1–2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • For the white sauce, combine the milk in a small pan with the onion, bay
    leaf and white pepper. Heat slowly to a simmer, then remove from the
    heat and allow to stand for 3 minutes before straining into a jug. Melt
    the butter in a pan over a low heat, stir in the flour and cook for
    1 minute or until pale and foaming.
  • Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the milk.
  • Return to the heat and stir constantly until the sauce boils and thickens.
    Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and
    season with salt and pepper. Stir in the parsley. Keep warm.
  • Put the haddock pieces in a large frying pan. Combine the milk with
    225ml/8fl oz water. Pour into the pan to cover the haddock. Bring to
    the boil, reduce the heat to low and gently cook the fish until it flakes
    easily at the thickest part when tested with a fork.
  • Lift the haddock out of the pan using a slotted spoon. Drain on kitchen
    paper, and place on serving plates. Top with the white sauce, and serve

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