Monday 25 October 2010


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This has been waiting to be shared for a couple of months now and I promised I'd post something soon, so here it is...

The first time I had Kedgeree was when my friend H made it for me. It's one of H's favourite meals and it quickly became mine. It's easy and for me definitely falls within the category of comfort food. It's traditionally served for breakfast, but to me it's a perfect dinner and I always make sure that there is enough to take to work for lunch the next day.

So when H, Lucy and I went on holiday together it was no surprise that we had kedgeree one night. Here is H's version, sorry there are no measurements, it kind of just works everytime, even if slightly different:



smoked fish (undyed haddock is my favourite)
2-3 eggs
basmati rice
fresh parsley
curry powder
lemon juice
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

Poach your fish in some milk or water until it flakes easily.

Use the poaching liquid to cook the rice until done, whilst keeping the fish warm.

Whilst the rice is cooking, hard boil the eggs, peel and roughly chop.

Cook the peas.

In a large frying pan, melt the butter, add the rice, flaked fish, peas and season with curry powder, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish with chopped parsley and serve hot with bread and butter.



Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

This is one of my mom and dads favourites as well. Since dad is a very fissy eater it just has to be good!!

Gloria Baker said...

Hi Sylvie! Im glad you post again! I love this recipe look nice and yummy! x gloria

Janice said...

I adore kedgeree and you are right, it is comfort food. My grandmother and my mother both made it without curry powder but with the rice etc sauted in butter - it is divine.

Velva said...

I learned something new today. I did not know what kedgeree was until I read your blog post. Most definitely a comfort food. Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Quay Po Cooks said...

Rice recipe is always welcome! This looks delish!

Susan@Holly Grove said...

Glad your back in the land of blogging - you've been missed. I love smoked fish but haven't tried kedgeree, I will now!

Joyti said...

That sounds really delicious...I recently tried curry fried rice, and this sounds like a better version of it :)

Deborah said...

I have never even heard of this, but it sure does sound delicious!

Unknown said...

Kedgeree is a dish that is also popular in some parts of the Caribbean. Surprisingly I've never had it. Will have to change that.