Mackerel And Dill Mini Tartlets #FishFridayFoodie

The theme for this month Fish Friday Foodies is Seafood Pie or Tart and our Host is Stacy, thank you dear for hosting this event.
These mini tarts are perfect  as a starter or appetizer . They can be made ahead and warmed through in a hot oven for 5 to 7 minutes. In these tartlets I, have not used cheese, but, if you wish, can grate cheese on top and then bake. These are yum without cheese too.

Ingredients

For the Tartlets
1 Cup All Purpose flour
50 Grams Butter
Pinch salt


For the Filling
100 Grams Flaked Mackerel Fish
1 Small Onion
1/4 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
1 Teaspoon Butter
Salt to taste

Other Ingredients
A Few Sprigs of Fresh Dill
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Bechamel sauce

1/4 Teaspoon Steakpeper seasoning

Method

Preheat the oven to 180ÂșC
Prepare the pastry


Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl, rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs, add a teaspoon of cold water if necessary and bring together to form a dough.
Roll out on a floured board and using a mini cutter, cut out  rounds.
Use the pastry rounds to line the patty tins.  Blind bake them in the preheated oven or 10 - 12 minutes or  till done.  


For the filling
Heat the pan add the butter and onions, saute till translucent, add the flaked fish, salt to taste and chilly powder, saute for a minute.  Take off flame and cool.

For the topping
Beat the egg and   bechamel sauce  together, season with steakpepper and keep aside.

To assemble
Divide the fish filling between the pastry cases

Top each with a few sprigs of dill 

Carefully pour the prepared sauce into each case, taking care not to overfill. 

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. 


Serve warm or cold.


My Notes:

I have used fresh Mackerel, cleaned and removed the inside of the Mackerel, then just steamed it in a pan without water.  Then flaked it when cooled.  This fish is very thorny, take care to remove  the smallest of thorns. 

Labels :  Mackerel, Dill, Tart/Pie/Quiche, Fish Friday, Bechamel Sauce, Seafood/Fish 
sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

7 comments:

  1. Oh Sneha....these look perfect.

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  2. These are beautiful Sneha! Your sauce is so perfect. I bet they would be good with smoked mackerel too!

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  3. These are adorable and I bet they tasted amazing!

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  4. Lovely looking tarts! I'll have to get my paws on some mackerel! P~

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  5. I love mackerel, these would be perfect to make for one of our many gatherings.

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