Breakfast Kedgeree

breakfast kedgeree


  • 475 g (1 lb 1 oz) smoked haddock fillet, cut in half
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 200 g (7 oz) basmati rice
  • 4 free-range eggs
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 1 heaped tbs medium curry powder
  • 100 g (3½ oz) frozen peas
  • 10 Opies Cocktail Gherkins, chopped finely
  • 3 tbs fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ lemon, juice only
Recipe courtesy of Opies.

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This recipe serves four.


  1. Place the haddock in a large frying-pan, skin-side up, and cover with 500 ml (18 fl oz) cold water. Add the bay leaves and bring the water to a gentle simmer. Cook the fish for 8 to 10 minutes until it flakes easily.
  2. Place a colander over a bowl and drain the fish, reserving the cooking liquid. Discard the bay leaves.
  3. Meanwhile rinse the rice and leave in cold water for 20 minutes.
  4. Drain the rice and place in a saucepan. Pour in the haddock water to cover the rice by about an inch. Cover with a lid and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the rice very gently for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the rice covered for a further 3 to 5 minutes until all of the fish water has been absorbed.
  5. Meanwhile place the eggs in some boiling water and cook for 10 minutes. Drain into a sieve under cold running water. When cool, peel carefully and set aside.
  6. Heat the oil in a large frying-pan and cook the onion over a low heat for 5 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally. Add the curry powder and cook for a further 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Place the cooked rice into the pan together with the peas, gherkins, parsley and some black pepper and continue to fry for 2 minutes.
  7. Flake the fish into chunky pieces and add these to the pan. Gently stir in the lemon juice and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  8. Cut the eggs into quarters and place them on top of the rice and serve.


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