Seafood tartlets Recipe

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serves:

4

Total Time:

01:50

Prep:

00:40

Cooking:

01:10

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 770 kCal 39%
Fat 53g 76%
  -  Saturates 24.6g 123%

A tasty seafood tartlet made with prawns and fish and baked with an egg and cheese mixture. They’re great either as a first course or a main meal

Ingredients

  • 300g (10oz) ready-made shortcrust pastry
  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 250g (8oz) coley or ling
  • 60g (2oz) mature Cheddar, grated
  • 1 level tablespoon finely chopped tarragon
  • 150g (5oz) cooked and shelled tiger prawns, roughly chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 150ml carton double cream
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 medium egg yolk

Method

  • Set the oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200°C.

  • Roll out the pastry to 3mm (1/8in) thick and line 4 x 12cm (4½in)-diameter, shallow tartlet cases. Lightly prick the bases and refrigerate them for 15-20 mins before baking.

  • Line pastry cases with baking parchment and fill with baking beans. Bake the tartlet cases blind for 8-10 mins, then remove the parchment paper with the baking beans and bake them for a further 3-4 mins, until they are pale golden in colour. Reduce the oven temperature to Gas Mark 4 or 180°C.

  • Heat the oil in a small pan and gently fry the onion for 3-4 mins, until soft but not browned.

  • Put the coley or ling in a pan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5-6 mins until the fish is cooked. Drain and allow the fish to cool slightly. Flake the fish, removing any skin and bones.

  • Mix together the cheese, tarragon, prawns and flaked fish. Season. 7In a bowl, whisk together the cream, milk, egg and egg yolk.

  • Spoon the fish mixture into the tarts and carefully pour in the egg mixture.

  • Return the tartlets to the oven and bake for 15-20 mins,

  • until lightly set. Serve warm for lunch or as a main meal starter.

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These can also be made using a mixed seafood selection bought frozen in supermarkets — but allow to defrost before using.