Kedgeree is a breakfast dish traditionally, I remember it from Sunday mornings at home. I remember the smell emminating from the kitchen as Ciaran (my brother) and I caught up on the latest Sunday morning cartoons! I think this is a traditionally British breakfast thing as I’ve never heard of anyone else having smoked haddock for breakfast? Anyway I love it, so many fresh and easy ingredients in a single dish!
The recipe in my mum’s dilapidated cooking book is really more of a vague outline to the recipe I remember growing up, I think over the years she must have changed it and added to it. Which was true to form for her, we used to tease my mum endlessly that she never made a recipe the same way twice as she would add and change based on her mood and what we had at home.
So the recipe below is a combination of memory, what I had in my spice rack and what was written in her book…
- 450 Grams of smoked Haddock
- 150ml’s (ish) of milk
- 3 hard boiled eggs
- 250ml cooked Basmati rice
- Half a large onion
- Salt & Pepper
- Spice per your tasting (I used some Italian mix a lady sold me at a market a few weeks ago)
- Some chopped fresh dill (2 or 3 stalks will do)
- Put the Basmati rice to boil in some salted water. (Once the rice is cooked I put the rice in the steamer, steaming the rice just makes it so nice and fluffy)
- Place the eggs in a separate pot and bring to the boil.
- While the egg’s and rice are cooking, flake and chop the smoked haddock and onion
- Place the haddock in a bowl with the milk
- Fry the onion, garlic and butter until soft
- Add seasoning to the onion and garlic
- Add haddock with milk and rice and stir together
- Take boiled eggs out of the water, de-shell and slice on top of the fish mix and serve
My younger brother, who is much more “with-it” / cooler than I, suggested that a better way of showcasing my recipes would be via video, so for those who would like to view how to make this recipe and giggle at my dog trying to eat everything he can find on the counter top… here’s the link:
Disclaimer: As this is a first for me…please excuse poor lighting, repetition and rambling… there’s some improvement needed on my video-ing skills!
P.S. this stunning pic alongside is of my mum, I’m guesstimating at around my age. I love this picture, she looks like she’s just loving life and enjoying the moment. No relation at all to kedgeree but hey…it’s a great pic! 🙂