Make a Delicious White Fish and Leek Gratin

September 2, 2014


Sometimes, it can be hard to think of a way to introduce create a dish that contains, class, healthy-benefits, and flavor all in one. This problem becomes even more pronounced when you have kids.

Fear not parents and single people of the land, for here is a dish that will satisfy all your cravings and needs.


  • 500g fish, cod, raw
  • 2 medium leek, sliced
  • 450ml milk, skimmed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons margarine, soft, polyunsaturated
  • 40g flour, wheat, white, plain
  • 50g cheese, cheddar, grated
  • 1 teaspoons (heaped) mustard, wholegrain
  • 50g breadcrumbs, fresh
  • 1 sprig(s) thyme, fresh
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons (ground) pepper, black (whole, cracked or ground)


Preheat your grill to medium temperature. Put a large baking dish in the grill to warm-up.

Take the fish and the leeks and cook them in a large frying pan with water. Heat and simmer gently for 5-6 minutes, or until the fish is cooked. Drain and place on the baking dish that is warming.

Heat and stir the milk, margarine, and flour in a non-stick pan. Whisk it until the sauce boils and thickens. Remove it from the heat and stir in the mustard and half the cheese. Season it and then pour it over the fish.

Scatter the breadcrumbs, thyme or rosemary sprigs and remaining cheese over the top. Grill for 3-4 minutes, until browned and bubbling. Serve at once.

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