Smoked Haddock Pilaf Recipe

So quick and easy to make, very filling perfect mid-week supper dish

10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook Serves 4

450g (1lb) smoked haddock fillets, preferably undyed
Juice of 1 lemon
6 whole black peppercorns
1 bay leaf
2tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
225g (8oz) basmati rice, well rinsed and drained
1tsp ground coriander
1tsp ground cumin
1 cinnamon stick
150ml (¼pt) boiling water
50g (2oz) sultanas
50g (2oz) toasted cashew nuts
1tbsp chopped parsley
2 hard-boiled eggs, shelled and quartered, to garnish (optional)

Place the haddock in a large wide pan with 600ml (1 pint) water, the lemon juice, peppercorns and bay leaf. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 10 minutes, until the fish is cooked.
Remove the fish from the liquid. Carefully take the skin from the fillets and any remaining bones, the flake the flesh. Strain the cooking liquid into a pan and reserve.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the onion gently for 10 minutes until soft. Add the rice, coriander, cumin and cinnamon, and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Reheat the cooking liquid and stir it into the rice with the 150ml (¼ pint) of boiling water. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat to a simmer.
Cover and cook for 15 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed.
Remove the cinnamon stick and stir in the sultanas, cashew nuts and parsley, with salt and pepper to taste. Carefully fold in the flaked white fish and heat gently for a few minutes until the haddock is hot.
Serve garnished with the hard-boiled egg quarters, if you wish.

Recipe courtesy of Tesco 
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