Wild Alaska pollock and leek cobbler

A cheese and herb cobbler topping gives a delicious finish to this family-friendly sustainable fish meal from Alaska Seafood
Wild Alaska pollock and leek cobbler
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • butter, for greasing
  • 500 g Wild Alaska pollock fillet, skinned
  • 2 leeks, sliced

For the sauce

  • 300 ml skimmed milk
  • 40 g butter
  • 40 g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp spring onions or chives, chopped

For the cobbler topping

  • 150 g self-raising flour
  • 40 g butter
  • 50 g mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives or parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp milk

Tips and Suggestions

Cook's tip: If using one large dish, arrange all the scones around the edge of the dish and finish off as before.

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Grease 4 individual baking dishes or 1 large dish with a little butter.

2. Put the pollock into a large frying pan or wok with the leeks. Cover with water, then heat and simmer for 5-6 minutes until the fish is cooked ' the flesh should be opaque and should flake easily. Drain and cool, then flake the fish into large chunks.

3. To make the sauce, put the milk, butter and flour into a non-stick saucepan. Heat, stirring constantly with a small whisk until smooth and thickened. Add the chives or spring onion, then stir in the pollock and leeks. Season, then share between the 4 dishes.

4. For the cobbler: sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a large bowl. Rub in the butter or margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in two-thirds of the cheese and all the chives or parsley.

5. Beat the egg and milk together and mix just enough into the dry ingredients to make a soft, but not sticky dough. Knead lightly for a few seconds, then roll out on a lightly-floured surface to a thickness of 2cm. Use a small cutter to stamp out 8 scones. Place two on the edge of each baking dish and brush with remaining egg and milk mixture. Sprinkle the reserved cheese on top.

6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cobbler topping has risen and is golden brown. Serve at once, with fresh vegetables.

Recipe and image supplied by Alaska Seafood

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