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Gluten free Smoked Haddock Florentine with Chive Mash

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"Easy, Quick and Naturally Gluten Free"

Serves 1 | Prep Time 15 mins | Cook Time 20 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

I didn't think I was a fan of smoked fish, however I found some smoked haddock for 40p at the reduced section, brought it and then had to decide what to cook with it. After a trawl through some of my recipe books i came up with this one. It comes from the Weight watchers book "Cook, Eat and Enjoy" To my surprise i liked this recipe very much. It feels indulgent, however is not! I would recommend doubling up on the potato and keeping some for the next day.

All fish should be gluten free, however worth double checking packaged fish to make sure it isn't coated or marinated in wheat.

Ingredients You'll Need

250 g potatoes, peeled and diced
150 g smoked haddock (basically 1 fillet) - you can skin it if you
want, i didn't bother.
100 ml milk
Salt and pepper
Low fat cooking spray
100 g spinach
1 tomato (remove seeds and skin if you want to .. i didn't
1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives
25 g (about a table spoon full) low fat soft cheese


Place potatoes in pan of boiling water, cover and cook for 12-15 mins until tender (the smaller you chop the potatoes, the quicker they will take to cook)

At the same time, place smoked haddock in a pan with the milk and a little pepper. Cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes (longer if from frozen) until fish flakes. Transfer to a plate and keep warm. Keep the milk.

Lightly coat a saucepan with low fat spray, add spinach chopped tomato and seasoning, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes until the spinach is wilted. Keep warm

Drain the potatoes and mash with 1 tablespoon of reserved milk. Stir in chives and season to taste (if cooking for someone who is strictly gluten free, make sure you use a clean drainer to do this or you could accidentally give your friend a dose of gluten from the pasta you drained earlier)

Whisk the soft cheese into the reserved milk and heat briefly to thicken. Season again if you want to

Place spinach mix on the base of a plate, add the haddock on top and potato next to it. Spoon the cheese sauce over and serve

Pairs Well With

Fresh salad

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