This was a complete meal as I included peas in the bottom.
a shallot, quarter of a small red pepper, two wrinkled mushrooms, all chopped
a portion of frozen peas
half a smoked basa fillets
a dollop of garlic and herb flavoured quark
bit of salt and pepper
half a small sweet potato and the same amount of ordinary potato, peeled and cut into cubes
bit of grated Not-Parmesan (Supermarket hard Italian cheese - cheaper and vegetarian friendly)
I softened the vegetables in spray oil plus a splash of water.
Then I added the fish, cubed, and the prawns and then the quark with some milk. As it heated it threatened to split so I hurriedly added some thickening granules which stopped it. I think it was lack of fat that caused the 'damage'.
I added some seasoning (not much salt because of the fish) and some dried parsley.
I steam cooked the two potatoes together and then mashed them up with salt, pepper, and a bit of grated Not-Parmesan.
I put the fish mix in the ovenproof dish, spooned the topping over and spread it out
. . . and then baked it at 200 C fan for about 35 to 40 mins.
It was jolly tasty but . . .
. . . apart from the splitting problems, the bottom and the topping sort of amalgamated as they cooked so there wasn't really a clear division or sauce, it was more like a large fish cake. I suspect that was the quark too and in future I will use lower fat soft cheese instead as I usually do, or just make a sauce with milk and thickening granules.
But now I know I can use that quark in fishcakes and probably in veggie burgers, etc, too. I don't find it particularly nice 'raw', so to speak.
The potato and sweet potato topping was delicious.