Fish Pie

A fish pie can often take quite a bit of work, but the results are worth the effort. In this recipe, we've paired down the ingredients and method, with the result being no less spectacular as the original. Make sure to use sustainable fish wherever possible.

Serves 2

200g pollack fillet
200g salmon fillet
3 spring onions
1 small bunch dill
1 lemon
200ml crème fraiche
300g young spinach leaves
5 sheets filo pastry
4 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper

Preheat an oven to 200˚C. Finely slice the spring onions and cut the fish into 3 cm pieces. Finely chop the dill and grate the zest from the lemon.

Heat a frying pan over medium heat with 2 tablespoons olive oil and fry the spring onions for 1 minute. Add the spinach leaves and fry for 1 minute until wilted. Place in a sieve and allow some of the moisture to drain. Return to the pan and season with salt and pepper.

Mix the crème fraiche, dill, lemon zest and juice to taste through the spinach. (If using a roasting dish add the spinach mixture and continue as follows.) Top with the pieces of fish and season with salt and pepper.

Cut the filo pastry sheets in half and lay in a wavy fashion over the fish. Ensure the fish is completely covered with the pastry and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with some coarse sea salt. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is golden and crisp.

Serve the fish pie straight from the oven.



voor 2 personen

200gr  koolvisfilet
200gr  zalmfilet
3 lente uien
1 klein bosje dille
1 citroen
200ml creme fraiche
300gr jonge spinazieblaadjes
5 velletjes filodeeg
4 eetlepels olijfolie
zout en peper

Verwarm een oven voor op 200˚C. Snijd de lente uien fijn en snijd de vis in 3 cm stukjes. Snijd de dille fijn en rasp de schil van de citroen.

Verwarm een koekenpan op medium vuur met 2 eetlepels olijfolie en bak de lente uien 2 minuten. Voeg de spinazieblaadjes toe en bak totdat ze geslonken zijn. Breng op smaak met zout en peper.

Meng de creme fraiche, dille en citroenrasp er doorheen. Als een ovenschaal wordt gebruikt, lepel deze mengsel in de schaal en volg het recept. Leg de stukjes vis er bovenop en bestrooi met zout en peper.

Leg de velletjes filodeeg over de vis. Zorg dat de vis helemaal gedekt is en drizzle met 1 eetlepel olijfolie en bestrooi met een beetje grove zout. Zet de pan in de oven voor 15-20 minuten totdat de filodeeg goudbruin en knapperig is.

Serveer de fish pie direct uit de oven.

Caramelized Onion and Cardamom Chicken with Rice

This recipe is inspired by one of favourite authors and chefs, Yotam Ottolenghi.

Serves 4

2 onions, thinly sliced
6 Tablespoons olive oil
8 chicken thighs, bone in and skin on
salt and pepper
10 cardamom pods
1/4 teaspoon cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
300 g basmati rice
600 ml boiling water
small bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped
small bunch dill, chopped
small bunch coriander leaves, chopped
50 g raisins
100 g Greek yoghurt seasoned with 2 Tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper, to serve

Heat a (Le Creuset) casserole pan over medium heat with 2 Tablespoons olive oil and sauté the onion for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the onion has caramelised and turned a deep golden brown. Transfer the onion to a small bowl and wipe the pan clean.

Meanwhile, place the chicken thighs in a bowl with a good seasoning of salt and pepper. Add 2 Tablespoons olive oil, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Mix everything well together. Heat the casserole pan with the remaining 2 Tablespoons olive oil and brown the chicken (with the spices) for 5 minutes on each side until a lovely golden colour. Remove the chicken from the pan, leaving the oil and the loose spices in the pan. Add the rice and toast off for 1-2 minutes. Add the caramelised onions, salt and pepper to taste and the raisins. Stir well and then add the chicken thighs, pushing them well into the rice.

Pour over the boiling water, cover the pan and cook over a very low heat for about 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Take the pan off the heat, cover with a clean tea towel, replace the lid and allow to to steam for 10 minutes. Scatter the herbs over the disk and loosen the rice with a fork. Taste if more salt and pepper is needed. Serve with the yoghurt.

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours