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A very simple, healthy and delicious recipe. Salmon Rissoles are a great way to feed more fish to your family.

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  • Vikki

    I too struggle to feed my kids fish, they think it’s very bland as well, possibly the way I cook it, I can’t seem to get it right, I usually dry it out. I’m going to give these a go, they sound great, thanks Kat.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fish can be hard, you really need to keep your eye on it and only needs cooking for a short period.ReplyCancel

  • Julia K

    My favourite fish based meals:

    1)Curtis Stone’s “Macadamia Crusted Barramundi” – YUMMO

    2) Coles sell Crumbed Whiting Fillets which are very quick and easy to prepare. Serve with a White Sauce, Parsley Sauce or Lemon Sauce.

    3) Tempura Battered Fish Fillets from the Frozen Foods section. Serve with chips or wedges and salad.

    4) Good Old Fish Fingers. At least the kids love them and they’re great for those weeks when the budget is tight.

    5) Family Treat – Takeaway Fish & chips by the beach. This is a nice Friday night treat.


    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh yummo, I am going to be googling the Macadamia Crusted Barramundi, sounds delicious. We too love going down to the fish and chip shop along the broadwater, such a lovely evening fish and chips by the moonlight 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jane Stedman

    Try seafood marinara, a bag of frozen marinara mix from Coles, a jar of pasta sauce and fettuccine pasta
    Dinner done in 15 minutes
    Served with salad and a sour dough bread
    Not bland or boringReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      that does sound really easy Jane, what seafood is in the marinara mix?ReplyCancel

  • Have you tried wrapping salmon in parma ham? we normally stick some baby potatoes, bit of oil and some mixed herbs in the oven for 20 minutes, add salmon fillets wrapped in parma ham for another 20 and serve with veg, either samphire or asparagus and its gorgeous. The parma ham adds an extra depth of flavour to the fishReplyCancel

  • Tara

    I love salmon and tuna patties but my boys are not that fond of them so I make fish curries – I cube white fish (or use prawns) and use in curry recipes that call for white meat (without browning first). That way the fish is fall apart tender, not rubbery and has flavour from the curry.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret

    For many years especially when our 3 children were growing up family favourites in this house was Lattice Tuna and Tuna Rice Slice…..still make them for us and we either get 2 meals or lunch the next day….now I have retired I am trying to go back to putting the extra in the freezer for another night to save money.ReplyCancel

Quick and Easy weeknight dinner idea, Salmon Penne made in the Thermomix, includes a regular recipe as well.

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  • Every time I read a Thermomix recipe it always looks so quick to make – a perfect midweek meal for the whole family.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It really does making some meals easy, the Thermomix is great for busy weeknights :)ReplyCancel

  • Perfect timing Kat! I was just about to write out my shopping list for this afternoon! I’ll definitely be making this during the week. Oh and then i scrolled down and saw your Crunchy Tuna Mornay – holy moly yum!!!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Lucy, i have to say the Crunchy tuna mornay is a real favourite of mine too. I find it is perfect for those busy nights.:)ReplyCancel

  • Jess

    I’m about to make this and am wondering where the instructions are ie time to cook ingredients etc? Am I missing something???ReplyCancel

  • Allason

    I also am struggling to find the cooking times for the salmon???ReplyCancel

  • Samantha

    Hiya Kat
    I’ve made this receipe a couple of times before and my three kids love it! I’ve just come back to make it again tonight and some of the instructions appear to be missing from the method?? Hope you see this message so you can fix it up.
    Thanks, SamReplyCancel

A delicious mild fish curry the family will enjoy. Filled with loads of vegetables, onion, zucchini, carrot and pumpkin, but you really don’t need to limit it there.

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  • YUM! I love the frozen fish fillets from Aldi (such a cheap way of bringing fish into our meals!), and this looks like a winning recipe for them. :-)ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      I agree Sarah, we try to have fish once a week. We all love it and so good for the kids too.ReplyCancel

  • I really don’t cook enough fish – and I think it’s because I lack recipe inspiration! I’m definitely going to give this a try though!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      I know exactly what you mean, Lucy, There just doesn’t seem to be a lot of different ways to cook fish but i have to say this one is very yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Excellent post ! Thanks for sharing this blog .ReplyCancel

My mum used to make Tuna Mornay for us all the time as children.  I remember when she began to make this for us, it wasn’t long after she purchased her first microwave oven.  She went and had lessons at the local TAFE on how to use it and came home with a folder full of […]

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  • Leanne McLaren

    I’m a busy busy mum with 3 children and a business from home !!
    I’m a organic hairdresser my be the first I think in Australia I THINK ….??
    I have been cleaning 4 draws a day now for a while
    I have most of my clients doing it too . Try one day it’s unreal what u find love Annie fringe benefits organicsReplyCancel

  • Milly

    My mum always made tuna moray with crushed smith’s chips on top. It was a favourite in our house. Yummo!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It is so good isn’t it, Milly!.:) We have always had potato chips on ours.:)ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    I make the same recipe, but I serve it with crushed plain chips on top. My kids and hubby love the salty taste of it! Yummy frugal mealReplyCancel

  • Tuna Mornay is my favourite!! The only problem is my hubby doesn’t like tuna so i usually only have it when he’s away! Yum. Thanks for another perfect recipe.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Oh no! Hubby doesn’t realise what his missing out on, Lucy LOL.:) But at least when you do get to make it there is more for you! xReplyCancel

An easy pantry recipe,ingredients available from the fridge and pantry, macaroni, tinned salmon, mustard, milk, cheese etc, can be made ahead of time.

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  • This looks super delicious!! Will definitely have to make this recipe! Can you tell me what pasta & cheese you like to use?

    Our menu tonight is breaded ham & swiss chicken rolls, one of my favs!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Matt

    I make this all the time except I have the pasta as a side. I make a border of mashed potato in my casserole dish then spoon the mixture in. Then cover with cheese and grill.ReplyCancel

  • Bixie

    Can I freeze this dish after its cooked?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Absolutely Bixie.:) Freezes and defrosts really well.ReplyCancel

  • […] Salmon Mornay Pasta Bake […]ReplyCancel

  • Richard

    Katrina, Sorry to be a pain in the butt, in the ingredients section you have juice ½ lemon sorry that one just throws me a loop is that 1/2 cup of lemon or 1/2 a lemon? because I want to get it right because I do a tuna rice bake with wholegrain mustard which is very tasty and your Salmon Mornay sounds very yummy as well, and I want to get it right. Thanks in Advance RichardReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      sorry for the delay in replying Richard, I have been moving. It’s 1/2 a lemon :)ReplyCancel

      • Richard

        Katrina, Thanks for answering my question I’m making this one tomorrow night, we had your sausage and vegetable bake last night and it was very scrumptious to say the least, I took some over to my friends place and they loved it too, they want the recipe as well, so I’m sending Gianna your complete page so she can pick and use all your recipes, oh by the way Gianna is a chef!ReplyCancel

      • Richard

        Katrina, We’ve just eaten your Salmon Mornay Pasta Bake which was sensational to say the least, we used Ocean Rise premium red salmon from Aldi and for the white sauce we used Pauls Farmhouse Gold which is a wholesome milk with extra cream which really added to the actual flavour because of the extra cream in the milk so thank you Katrina for this brilliant recipe!ReplyCancel

        • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

          That is wonderful to hear Richard, I am so pleased that you all enjoyed it!!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela

    Are you missing a measurement for the bread crumbs? It’s not 1 cup is it? I used 1/2 cup and it seemed quite a lot.ReplyCancel

I had my Dad and his friend over recently for dinner, it was a wet and miserable day and I felt like a really warm winter dish for dinner.  I have to say, this Curried Fish and Vegetable Pot Pie would absolutely be in my top favourites for winter dishes, it was so good.  I […]

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  • charlotte

    Looks delicious and easy to follow. I will be heading to the grocery and try this one out! I love fish recipes.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Vincent

    Could this be frozen? ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I wouldn’t Sarah, the sauce is dairy based and I would be afraid of it splitting when defrosting.ReplyCancel

A fantastic recipe to get the kids to eat fish, they will love the crunch of the Panko crumbs.  Plus this is an easy weeknight meal.  I used Hoki fish, however you can use whatever white fish fillet is on special when purchasing. Baked Fish Fingers Serves: 5 Prep Time Cook Time Total Time 10 […]

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Over this Christmas – New Year period I want to share with you some of my favourite posts from the archives Click here to read more:  Delicious Creamy Garlic Prawns

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As you know I have entered the wide world of the ‘Thermomix’.  I still have so much to learn but so far I am thrilled with the purchase. I have to share with you this recipe I came across.  Fish Pie reminds me of my childhood, my grandmother used to make it with smoked cod, […]

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On Mothers Day I had a craving for some really creamy garlic prawns, so hubby and Miss Tween spoilt me by cooking some for dinner. It was so delicious, and I literally had to laugh out loud when hubby found a recipe and it only required on large clove or garlic, he wanted it to […]

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  • Becci Sundberg

    So funny we had the same for Mother Day, but it was atop a nice piece of steak :)ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    Hi there,
    I’m 6mths pregnant and have been craving prawns for weeks now. I usually do a basic keen’s curry prawn dish but I saw your posting on this on FB and just loved the idea. I made it tonight and OMG – delish!!!!! A seriously beautiful meal. Thanks for posting it! Loved it!ReplyCancel

    • I’m so pleased you loved it Rachel!! I’d love to see your recipe for the curry prawns, never tried that before, but now it has my mouth watering :)ReplyCancel

      • Sarah

        I’d love to see the garlic prawns recipe too!ReplyCancel

      • Sarah

        whoops! I mean curry prawns! The garlic ones look amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Katie

    I made this tonight for my husband’s birthday dinner and OMG! It was THE BEST garlic prawns I have ever made!! Thank you for posting this :)ReplyCancel

    • Ooh wow that’s awesome Katie, I’m glad that you both loved them!! I’m passing all these messages onto my hubby as he has to take the full credit!!ReplyCancel

  • wendy

    i made this last night and it was so delicious! my husband said it was like something you would get from a restaurant. i only but in 4 cloves of garlic and that was enough for us. i would highly recommend this recipe and it was so easy to make. many thanks to you and your husbandReplyCancel

    • I am so glad your hubby loved it Wendy, I love this recipe too, one of my favourites! I’ll pass on your message to Mr OrganisedReplyCancel

  • Lisa Price

    Hi Kat
    I made this tonight! Beautiful, I switched the cream for greek yoghurt and went for the 12 cloves! The kids probably wont go near us tomorrow! hehehhe. Hubby loved it too!ReplyCancel

  • Chris H

    Oh Katrina I have just made this just for me on Fsther’s Day as hubby is working. I’m feeling a bit guilty eating it on my own!!!ReplyCancel

  • […] Click here to read more:  Delicious Creamy Garlic Prawns […]ReplyCancel

  • Lydia C

    This was my first time cooking prawns, and this recipe was just perfect. So easy and incredibly delicious. Kudos to Mr. Organised. What veggies do you usually serve with them, though? I did steamed cucumber (as I usually do with seafood) but I’d like something different next time.ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy

    I must steal this recipe!ReplyCancel

  • angela

    sorry but made this dish tonight and seriously lacked body and flavour added french shallot a little bit of red chilli more cream and fresh parmesan cheese and tasted a lot!! betteralso put it over linguine instead of rice anyway try the changes gives a whole lot more dimension to the flavour. From home cook in cairns australia. xReplyCancel

  • Seema Shahani Hiranandani

    Gotta try this !ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Richards

    I’ve been using this recipe for a year or two now, and it’s definitely a fail proof, better than the restaurants’ creamy garlic prawns… I’m often disappointed when eating similar Dishes out, because this dish sets such high standards! Brilliant, simply marvellous!ReplyCancel

  • Sing

    Hi there,

    Do you use all purpose flour or cornflour and do you use thickened cream or double cream

    Thank you:)ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    Hi Sing, i use all purpose flour and with the cream i just use thickened cream.ReplyCancel

  • […] I struggle with the concept of picking up a prawn, ripping off it’s head and then a few seconds later eating it.  But don’t get me wrong I’m happy to eat it, I just don’t want the whole thing in my hands tearing it apart, Mrs Woog peeled me a few prawns when we only had platters of non-peeled prawns or crabs.  I am very very appreciative of my hubby for always peeling my prawns.  I would like to get over this phobia as there are many meals I would like to make that include prawns but don’t purely because I hate asking hubby to peel them all the time.  View Creamy Garlic Prawns recipe here. […]ReplyCancel

  • Sing

    Hi Katrina,

    Sorry again but did you use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe? I can’t wait to try out this recipe:)

    Thank you.


  • Katrina

    Hi Sing, I used salted butter. Think it just gives it a little more flavour.ReplyCancel

  • Huda

    Hello! Do you have any recommendations on what I can replace the White Wine with? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Huda, hmmm you could try adding a little stock in replace. I have honestly only ever used the wine.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne B

    This is just like the recipe I use, I made it up after having garlic prawns many years???? ago at a restaurant. I just jiggled the ingredients and taste tested to get it right. You can also use this recipe, maybe make it a little thicker adding some fish and calamari inside a crepe. Seafood crepe..yumReplyCancel

  • MC

    Kat, my daughter is severely allergic to mustard. Any idea on substitutes or if you think it could be left out? It looks like an amazing dish.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Megan, I would probably suggest leaving it out. As it is only 1/2 a teaspoon there shouldn’t be a lot of difference in taste.ReplyCancel

  • Robyn Moore

    Curried Prawns
    1 tablespn butter, 1 1/4 tblspn plain flour, 2 tblspns powdered milk, 500g prawns, 4 cloves, 2 level teaspns curry powder, 1 level teaspn cinnamon, 1 small onion chopped, 1/4 cup diced capsicum, 1 tablespn lemon juice, 2 teaspns tomato paste, 1 tablespn golden syrup, salt and pepper to taste.
    Shell prawns, cover heads and shell with water and boil for 20 mins. Strain and cool slightly. Melt butter and add chopped onion and capsicum. Fry gently, add bay leaf, cloves salt and pepper, curry powder and cinnamon. Mix well. Add flour, mix till smooth. Blend powdered milk with 500mls of liquid. Simmer gently. Add tomato past, syrup and lemon. Then prawns. Serve on a bed of boiled or fried rice. Very old recipe, but beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

    yum sounds delicoius, thank you for sharing RobynReplyCancel

  • Justine

    Sounds delish. Can you recommend what kind of white wine to use? Thanks!ReplyCancel

This Salmon Curried Salmon Pie is absolutely delicious and would have to be up there in my Top 5 favourite dinners.  It truly is a winter comfort food.  It can also be made with either Tuna or Salmon, really depends what you have in your pantry at the time. While the rice is cooking you can prepare […]

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  • Would you be able to freeze this?ReplyCancel

    • No I wouldn’t think so Karen as the sauce is made from a base of mayo and milk I would be worried of it separating when defrosting.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha

    Hi Katrina
    We’re not big fish eaters. Have you ever substituted the tuna with chicken?
    p.s. I have pinned this. I hope you don’t mindReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    Made this for last nights dinner….used a shredded BBQ Chicken (we are not fish eaters either) and also added some corn – it was delicious and a huge hit with hubby and the kids as well. Thanks for sharing Katrina.
    Def a keeper :-)ReplyCancel

    • that is a great alternative, chicken and corn always go nicely together.ReplyCancel

      • susie

        you could do chicken and spinach too. yum!ReplyCancel

        • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

          Yes that sounds lovely Susie!ReplyCancel

  • Prahala Rajendran

    I made this last night and it was delicious!! Everyone loved it including my 20 month old toddler.. Thanks Katrina.. ReplyCancel

  • Linda Needs

    This sounds awesome, however my daughter is allergic to egg. Can you suggest what I could do/use to replace the egg in the base and mayo in the sauce? Thanks ReplyCancel

  • Renee

    I wasn’t too keen on this recipe, it was too rich.
    I think I will leave out the mayonnaise and lemon juice next time and just use a curry/ white sauce.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey

    I love Tuna, as well as my kids but I thought I would make this with leftover cooked rice, shredded chicken and corn but less curry powder and it was YUMMY! Another great recipe Katrina, thank you again :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh that sounds delicious, Tracey.:)ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Keyte

    Oh I have this super-old recipe and cookbook too -:this was one of my favourite meals as a kid; I used to ask for it for my birthday dinner lol. I still make it now, and it always goes down well!ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    Delicious…… my 6 year old son loved making it!!! Replaced milk with coconut milk, korma paste and gluten free mayo….. nice n light yummmooooo ????ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      great idea using the coconut milk, I might have to try this too!!ReplyCancel

  • […] Curried Tuna and Rice Pie – This Salmon Curried Salmon Pie is absolutely delicious and would have to be up there in my Top 5 favourite dinners.  It truly is a winter comfort food.  It can also be made with either Tuna or Salmon, really depends what you have in your pantry at the time […]ReplyCancel

I’ve been trying to add more fish into our weekly meal plans, and coming up with different and creative ways of serving it.  We had a super storm here during the week, wet, cold and miserable and a stew with some crusty bread was the perfect comfort food. I followed the directions of this recipe from, […]

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