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The preparation of this delicious seafood version of Shepherd's pie comes together easily using your Combi Steam Oven. Instead of preparing the ingredients in individual saucepans prior to assembling the casserole everything can be cooked in the Steam Oven using the Steam Setting at the same time.
1 - lb, firm white fish like wild Cod
½ -lb uncooked, shelled & deveined shrimp
3 - cups milk
2 - bay leaves
1 - small onion, peeled & studded with 4 cloves (optional)
4 - eggs
2 - medium russet potatoes, peeled & cut into 1” cubes cheese
6 - tablespoons, butter
3 - tablespoons, flour
¼ - cup grated Cheddar
Begin by steaming the potatoes and eggs, in the Steam mode, then add the fish. Be sure to use a timer to keep track of the different cooking times.
Steaming the potatoes for mashed potatoes - 30 - 35 minutes
Steaming the eggs for hard boiled eggs - 20 minutes
Poaching the fish - 6 - 8 minutes
While the above ingredients are steaming, prepare a bechamel sauce on the cooktop.
When the fish is removed from the oven, set it aside to cool and make a Bechamel sauce with the warm milk. Then when the potatoes and eggs are ready you will layer the seafood into a casserole with the eggs and bechamel sauce and top with the mashed potatoes and a sprinkle of cheese. The casserole can then go back in the oven to heat through or cooled, refrigerated and baked the next day.
Place the fish and shrimp in a solid oven pan with the milk and bay leaves and onion, if using.
Place the eggs in a perforated pan or they can just rest on the oven rack.
Place the potatoes in a solid oven pan with ¼ cup of water and a pinch of salt.
Preheat the oven in the Steam Mode 100% Humidity, 212 °F.
Place the pans in the oven, set the timer for 6 minutes, remove the seafood and re-set the timer for 15 minutes. When the 15 minute timer elapses remove the eggs and place in cold water to cool. Reset the timer for another 10-15 minutes for the potatoes, they need to be very soft to mash.
Remove the seafood, place in a casserole pan, gently flake the fish and set the milk aside to cool.
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Combi Steam Whole Fish
When steaming whole fish in the Combi-Steam oven, select the solid pan or use an oven-safe casserole dish. Then add the aromatics you wish to use to flavor the fish together with just enough water to cover the base of the pan and maybe even a splash of wine if appropriate. The cooking time will be a little longer than when fish is steamed over boiling water, but the succulent results are well worth the extra 8 - 10 minutes of cooking time.
Cooking the Fish
2 whole tilapia or striped sea bass, scales and fins removed
1” piece of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
2 scallions, thinly sliced into 2” long diagonal strips
1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
Serving the Fish
1 small red Jalapeno chili pepper, cut into very thin circles
2 scallions, thinly sliced into 2” long diagonal strip
4 tbsp sesame oil, heated
Heat the oven in the Steam mode, 100% Humidity, 212 Degrees
Pour about ¼ - ½ a cup of water into the solid Combi-Steam oven Pan.
Cut a few diagonal slits in the fish and place the fish in the prepared pan.
Place the lemon and ginger slices in the slits and put any remaining slices in the belly together with the scallions.
Pour the soy sauce over the fish then drizzle the sesame oil over the fish. Place in the oven and cook for 15 - 20 minutes until the fish flakes easily from the bone.
Place the fish on a platter and sprinkle the reserved scallions and chili pepper over the fish.
Heat the sesame oil until sizzling then pour it over the fish.