A classic kedgeree that fills you with warmth and spice. This gluten-free family meal is an easy midweek solution and, with its delicious curried haddock, is perfect for satisfying cravings. With a blend of fragrant spices, fluffy rice and smoked fish, this comforting dish is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
Our Curry Haddock Kedgeree is prepared with great care and inspired by the traditional British recipe. It offers a symphony of flavors that takes you on a culinary journey to India. This dish is a harmonious blend of smoky, mildly spiced haddock, perfectly cooked, fluffy basmati rice, boldly sliced vegetables and aromatic spices that will tantalize your taste buds.
Not only is this exquisite kedgeree a feast for the senses, but it is also a gluten-free option that caters to various dietary needs. Whether you’re looking for a quick and hearty dinner or something special to impress your loved ones, our Curry Haddock Kedgeree is the ideal choice. Enjoy the delicious aromas and let yourself be warmed on cool evenings!
- 500 ml cream
- thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and grated
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp garam masala
- 400 g undyed, smoked haddock fillets (with skin)
- 300 g cooked basmati rice
- 200g frozen peas
- 2 large eggs, boiled for 7 minutes, peeled and quartered
- 1 small package of coriander, leaves roughly chopped
- Pour the cream into a large skillet with a lid.
- Stir in ginger and spices.
- Place the smoked haddock fillets in it, skin side up.
- Put the lid on, slowly bring the cream to the boil, then remove from the heat and allow to cool.
- Place the fish in large pieces in a bowl and remove the skin.
- Heat the spiced cream back to medium heat.
- Once warm, add the cooked rice and peas and stir to combine.
- Cook for 3 minutes until everything is heated through.
- Gently mix in the haddock, making sure to keep it in large flakes.
- Cook for a further 2 minutes and check the seasoning – the smoked haddock will be quite salty, but a good grind of black pepper might be welcome.
- Top the kedgeree with the boiled eggs and sprinkle the coriander on top.
- Place in a large bowl and place on the table to serve.
Equipment and tools
- frying pan
This recipe contains dairy (double cream), fish (haddock) and eggs. Please ensure these ingredients are suitable for your dietary needs.
Storage and leftovers
This curry haddock kedgeree can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, microwave or heat in a skillet until warmed through. Leftovers make a great quick and easy option for lunch or dinner.
Health Benefits of Curry Haddock Kedgeree
The curry haddock kedgeree dish not only offers a delicious flavor combination but also comes with several health benefits. Let’s explore the benefits of the key ingredients:
Ginger, a thumb-sized piece of which is used in this recipe, has long been known for its medicinal properties. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that can help reduce inflammation and combat oxidative stress in the body. Ginger is also known to aid digestion, relieve nausea, and strengthen the immune system.
Turmeric is widely known for its bright yellow color and its active ingredient curcumin. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent that may help fight chronic inflammation and oxidative damage. It has also been linked to potential anti-cancer properties and improved brain health.
This recipe uses powdered cumin as a spice. Not only is it rich in flavor but it also has certain health benefits. Cumin contains plant compounds that may have antioxidant properties. Additionally, research suggests that cumin may aid digestion, lower cholesterol, and potentially have anti-diabetic effects.
Garam Masala is a spice blend commonly used in Indian cuisine. Although the ingredients can vary, it often contains spices such as peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. These spices may have various health benefits, including potential anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties.
Smoked haddock fillets
Uncolored, smoked haddock fillets give this dish a rich and smoky flavor. Haddock is a good source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals. It is particularly rich in vitamin B12, which is essential for nerve function and DNA synthesis. Haddock also provides omega-3 fatty acids, known for their heart-healthy properties and potential to support brain health.
Basmati rice, a type of long-grain rice, is commonly used in Indian cuisine. Compared to other varieties, basmati rice has a lower glycemic index, meaning it is digested and absorbed more slowly, resulting in a slower rise in blood sugar levels. This property can be beneficial for blood sugar control and diabetes prevention.
Peas are a fantastic addition to this dish as they contain plant protein, fiber and various vitamins and minerals. They are a good source of vitamin K, which is important for blood clotting, and vitamin C, which supports immune system health. Peas also provide antioxidants that help protect against oxidative stress and inflammation.
Eggs are packed with essential nutrients, including high-quality proteins, various vitamins and minerals. They are an excellent source of choline, which is important for brain development and function. Eating eggs is also associated with increased satiety, weight control, and maintaining eye health.
Coriander, also known as cilantro, is an aromatic herb that is commonly used in many cuisines. It is a good source of antioxidants and certain vitamins and minerals. Coriander may have antimicrobial properties and may aid digestion and relieve discomfort associated with digestive problems.