Fish, Capsicum & Tomato Pot Pies

Photo © Franz Scheurer

Serves 4

600g silver dory fillets, skin off, bones removed 
⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 red onion, finely sliced
1 large capsicum, seeded and finely sliced
Salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 
⅓ cup dry white wine 
400g canned tomatoes, well drained and chopped
⅓ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 sheets ready-rolled butter puff pastry
Butter, for buttering ramekins
Flour, for dusting ramekins 
1 egg, lightly beaten 
Green salad, for serving

Cut fish into bite-sized pieces.

Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat, add oil, then add onion, capsicum and a good pinch of salt, cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring often, until soft and well coloured. Add wine and cook for a minute or 2 until it boils. Add tomato and cook for a further 5 minutes or so, until thick. Add fish and cook for a minute or so until it just changes colour. 

Remove from heat and stir in parsley. Taste and add salt and pepper. Set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 220°C.

Place a 250-300ml ramekin or ovenproof bowl upside down on pastry and cut around it allowing a 1cm margin to make 4 pastry discs. Butter and flour 4 x 250-300ml ramekins or ovenproof bowls. Divide filling between bowls. Brush edges of pastry discs with egg, place over bowls (egg-side down) and press edges down with the tines of a fork to seal. Brush with egg, cut 3 slashes in the top and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden.

Serve with a green salad.

Alternative species: Blue-eye trevalla, flathead, leatherjacket, ling.

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