T-3 days until Christmas.
The countdown is on.
Truth be told my big holiday celebrations, the 8 days of Hannukah, are now behind me. Not to rub it in or anything. All my big dinners, holiday parties, and family celebrations are well over with. But have no fear, I wouldn’t leave you high and dry like that. And don’t forget, we all still have New Years Eve looming too.
If you are looking for some last minute recipes and ideas to add something delicious to your holiday dinner parties, have I got the answer for you! This Haddock a la King sounds all fancy and complicated, but is really quite simple and quick to prepare. And just look how adorable they are? In fact, I like to think of them as “mini pot pies.” And you know how we feel about pot pie here!
This super impressive and delicious recipe comes from Chef Charlotte Langley who, in partnership with MSC, has created a Holiday Entertaining Guide featuring a collection of sustainable seafood recipes for the holidays. From classic devilled eggs with cold water shrimp to this Haddock a la King, they are all decadent, delicious, and can all be made in the time it takes you to get through your first round of Christmas carols.
If you are looking to learn more about choosing sustainable, affordable, and healthy seafood, check out our previous post here. MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) is one organization that works to support sustainable fishing and safeguard our seafood supply for the future. You can find their blue labels on MSC-certified sustainable seafood in many grocery stores and fresh fish counters.
This haddock “pot pie” obviously was a clear choice for me as anything with puff pastry is bound to be delicious! I did up the veg portion a little because well, I am a dietitian. But don’t you fret, I didn’t skimp on that creamy filling. It is so rich and luscious, you’ll want to just dig in to the pot with a spoon. My grocery store was out of onions and tarragon, I know?! So I substituted a shallot and some basil and it worked splendidly.
This Haddock a la King would also make a fabulous full size “pot pie,” perfect not only for a large holiday dinner but any weeknight family meal.
So if you are sweating under the time crunch of Christmas Eve and planning your New Years Eve, relax, pour yourself a glass of eggnog, and cook up one of these mini “pot pies.”
Disclosure: We were provided with product and a small renumeration. As always, all opinions are our own.0