Weekly Recipe 0078 – Fish with Cheese and Cider

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Fish with Cheese and Cider
Serves: 3 – 4
This recipe is a variation on one I found in a recent recipe book I bought. The recipe book is The Moody Owners Association Anniversary Cookbook. You can use this method to cook many types of fish and although I used Hake, Pollack, Cod or even Coley could be used. You will need a Mr D’s Top Pot for your cooker to do make this recipe.
  • 400g small potatoes, cutting any larger ones in half
  • 125g green beans, trimmed
  • 15g butter
  • 1tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 100g mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 375g hake
  • 500ml dry cider (there may be a little left over to drink).
  • salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 100g cheddar cheese, grated
  1. Place the potatoes and green beans in the inner pot. Fill with water until it touches the top pot base when you put it in place. You may have to put the top pot in and then take it out a few times to get the quantity correct but once you have this you will know in future the correct depth it needs to be.
  2. Add 1 tsp of salt to the water and bring the inner pot to the boil with the lid on and then place it in the outer insulated container and shut the lid shut.
  3. Place the butter and oil in the top pot over a medium heat.
  4. When the butter has melted add the onions and mushrooms. Cook them util they are soft. Do not let the brown.
  5. Place the fish in the top pot on the onions and mushrooms.
  6. Pour over the cider until the pot is filled to about 2 cms below the lip that the top pot lid sits on.
  7. Bring the top pot to the boil.
  8. Turn down the heat and simmer for 2 minutes then place on the lid.
  9. Open the outer container and place the top pot into the inner pot.
  10. Shut the lid of the outer insulated container and leave to cook without power for 1 to 2 hours.
  11. Before serving check the seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  12. Serve the fish with the potatoes and green beans sprinkling a good portion of the cheese over the fish