- 350ml cider
- 2 smoked haddock fillets
- 4 slices of sourdough bread
- 50g butter
- 3 tbsp plain flour
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 200g cheddar
- Freshly ground pepper
Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 20 mins
1. Warm your grill to medium-high.
2. Pour 350ml cider into a medium pan and bring it to the boil. When the cider is boiling, carefully add the smoked haddock to the pan. Cover with a lid, take the pan off the heat and set it aside for 10 mins to poach. Meanwhile toast the bread.
3. When the haddock has poached, lift the fillets onto a plate and carefully peel off the skin. Use 2 forks to flake the flesh into small pieces. Pour the cider from the pan into a jug. Give the pan a quick wipe and set it back onto the hob.
4. Add 50g butter to the pan and melt it on a medium heat. Sprinkle in 3 tbsp flour and stir to incorporate. Cook the butter and flour mixture for 2 mins, stirring frequently. Slowly pour the cider into the butter and flour, stirring, till you have a smooth, thick sauce. Add 1 tsp Dijon mustard and grate in 200g cheddar, then stir till the cheese has melted. Fold through the flaked haddock and add a crack of black pepper.
5. Pop the toasted sourdough on a baking tray and spoon over the haddock and cheese sauce. Slide the rarebits under the grill for 6-8 mins, till bubbling and golden. Serve immediately with a crisp green salad on the side.