Traditional kedgeree

Fork Traditional kedgeree

Cooking time: 15

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 15 minutes

Serves: 4


Kedgeree is a tasty recipe, which brings together a variety of textures and tastes.


  • 225g basmati rice
  • 4 cardamom pods, split
  • 75g frozen peas
  • 6 large Bird Bros eggs
  • 350g salmon fillet
  • 25g butter
  • 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 15ml / 1 tbsp medium curry paste
  • 45ml / 3 tbsp half fat crème fraiche
  • 60ml / 4 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the cardamom pods. Rinse the rice in a sieve until the water is clear. Add the rice to the pan and simmer uncovered for 5mins. Stir in the peas, return to the boil and simmer for 2mins. Drain well in a colander.

  2. Place the eggs in a medium pan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Set the timer and cook for 6 mins. Drain, run under cold water until cool enough to handle, then carefully peel away the shells. Cut into quarters and set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, place the salmon in frying pan, skin side up, add enough water to just cover, slowly bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 3-4mins, or until just cooked. Drain, then flake the flesh, discarding skin and bones.

  4. Melt the butter in a medium pan, add the onion and curry paste and cook for 1 min. Stir in the rice, salmon, crème fraiche and half the parsley, gently heat stirring to mix until piping hot. Season well with salt and pepper. Arrange in a serving dish and top with the eggs. Garnish with remaining parsley and serve.

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