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Spicy Kedgeree

By October 21, 2016 , ,

When I used to work in London I occasionally had lunch with a friend in Corney and Barrow (these are a chain of wine bars in London). During the winter they had a lovely creamy kedgeree on the menu which I always had. It was tasty and hit the spot. 

So having had a Marks and Spencers open in Den Haag I have finally managed to get hold of some smoked haddock, which doesn’t seem to exist in the Netherlands. I have yet to find it and if someone knows a fishmonger where I can get some that would be great. Here’s my recipe that is a recreation of that dish I used to have at the wine bar.

1 ½  tsp garam masala or madras curry powder
½  tsp cumin seeds
½  tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp lemon juice
400g smoked haddock
100ml cream
50g butter
200g boiled rice (basmati) and 300g water
1 onion chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste


Put the rice on to cook (if using basmati, wash the rice until the water is clear)

I normally add about ¾ inch of water over the level of rice, bring to the boil and then cover and turn the heat down to a low simmer for 9 minutes 
After that allow the rice to steam for about 15 minutes, do not remove the lid
Cook the haddock in water over a low heat for about 10 minutes, remove from the water and break into flakes, place to one side for later

Fry the onion in butter until soft 

add the garam masala, mustard seeds, and cumin to cook out the raw flavours
Add the rice to the onion and stir through

Add the cream you may not need to use all, it needs to be a creamy not soupy texture
Add the lemon juice last to cut some of the richness of the cream and mix the haddock through
Season to taste with salt and pepper

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  1. Perfect comfort food! I haven't had kedgeree for so long, on the 'must make' list!