Fish lasagne with cheesy topping

servings6
60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500g of haddock fillet, or cod, skinned and de-boned
  • 600ml of skimmed milk
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 50g of butter
  • 50g of flour
  • 200g of half fat medium cheese
  • 300g of lasagne pasta
  • 200g of carrots, thinly sliced
  • 75g of baby spinach
  • 1 pinch of salt

Method

1
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
2
Add the fish to a pan with the milk, thyme and bay leaf. Bring up to a gentle simmer and continue to cook for 2 minutes
  • 500g of haddock fillet, or cod, skinned and de-boned
  • 600ml of skimmed milk
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
3
Remove from the heat and allow to stand for an additional 5 minutes. Allow to cool
4
Pass the milk through a sieve and reserve, discarding the thyme and bay leaf
5
To make a béchamel sauce, place a pan over a medium heat, melt the butter and quickly stir in the flour. Stir and cook for 2 minutes
  • 50g of butter
  • 50g of flour
6
Gradually add the reserved milk, bring the sauce to a gentle boil and stir with a wooden spoon until it thickens to a smooth custard-like consistency. Add a pinch of salt and 150g of the grated cheese
  • 150g of half fat medium cheese
  • 1 pinch of salt
7
Pour a little of the sauce into a large oven-proof dish, add enough lasagne sheets to cover - not allowing them to overlap
  • 200g of lasagne pasta
8
Add more of the sauce and then flake some of the fish on top along with some spinach and carrots
  • 200g of carrots, thinly sliced
  • 75g of baby spinach
9
Place the next layer of lasagne sheets down and repeat until there are 3 layers of pasta, sauce and fish - the lasagne should be the top layer
10
Press the last layer of lasagne down with your hands - so the béchamel sauce is spread evenly throughout. Top with the remainder of the grated cheese
  • 50g of half fat medium cheese
11
Bake in the oven for approximately 25 minutes, or until the lasagne is piping hot and the cheesy topping is golden brown. Serve immediately