really simple fish pie

Really Simple Fish Pie

So we noticed that our recipes seem to go down really well, but were always aware that our weekly posts were on a Sunday evening.  Therefore meaning that they completely missed the perfect time for you guys to actually be able to try them out, the weekend! So bearing this is mind we will now share our favourite recipe of the week every Wednesday night, in the hope that it will inspire you for the weekend, and you can let us know how you get on…

Really Simple Fish Pie

First of all this is a really simple and delicious recipe for a simple fish pie.   In addition there is no need to poach the fish prior to cooking, or even make a roux.  Just place all the ingredients in an overproof dish together and bung in the oven, what could be simpler!

Ingredients

1 x handful of mussels (out of the shell)
1 x handful of Prawns (peeled)
1 x handful of squid rings (turned inside out and membranes removed so tender)
2 x salmon (or trout) fillets
2 x small cod (or any white fish) fillets
2 x small smoked haddock fillets
6 x large potatoes
1 x large handful of asparagus (tough ends removed and cut into small spears)
1 x large handful of chopped spinach
Olive oil
150 ml fresh cream
Salt
Celery salt
Pepper
Quarter of a cup of lemon juice
1 x handful of chopped fresh flat parsley leaves
Cheddar cheese
Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. First of all put your potatoes on to boil, and cook until tender.
  2. While your spuds are cooking. Spread all the prawns, squid and mussels in the bottom of a large casserole dish. Chop all the fish into small chunks and throw these on top. (To make even simpler you could ask your fishmonger for a prepared fish selection already mixed and chopped)
  3. Next pour the lemon juice over the fish mixture and add the parsley.
  4. Add the asparagus and spinach over the top then drizzle some olive oil over the whole dish.
  5. Grate over some parmesan then season with salt, pepper and celery salt.
  6. Furthermore when your potatoes are cooked, mash with cream, olive oil and season to taste.
  7. Spoon the mash over the fish mixture. Grate some cheddar and parmesan over the top and grind a little pepper too.
  8. Finally put the pie into the oven for 40 mins at 200 degrees C. It should come out a little crispy, but watch out will be very hot, so let it cool for a few minutes before serving with samphire or sea kale.

So there you go, really simple fish pie… as simple as that! Please note that this recipe was originally posted under The Mighty Eagle blog.  They are one of our particular favourites for all things outdoors, please go check it out for some awesome articles!

Also remember if you make please feel free to tag us in to your posts for a chance of a repost!

Happy Cooking…

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New Arrivals

Step out in Style - Our Top 3 Country Socks

Did you know that the foot is among the heaviest producers of sweat in the body, as it can produce over 0.12l of perspiration per day.  Socks help to absorb this sweat and draw it to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration. In cold environments, socks made from wool insulate the foot and decrease the risk of frostbite.

House of Cheviot wool socks are perfect then for all pastimes and hobbies which may include having to spend long periods of time out on the cold.  Think dog walking, hiking, shooting, beating, hunting and much more.  So here’s my Top 3 Country Socks for gents from their new season collection…

Top 3 Country Socks – House of Cheviot

York Guns have stocked House of Cheviot country socks for as long as I can remember and each season they continue to produce not only classic and timeless designs but capture trends and incorporate them within their collections too.  Making the brand appealing to a whole new market.

Perfect to wear with your wellies and boots, there is always a good choice of style and colour to suit all.  I have at least 3 pairs myself (they look great with my Le Chameau Chasseur) and have my eye on the Harris this year, the colours are fab!

Anyway back to you gents, here is my choice for the best style out there this season to go perfectly with your breeks…

Tayside Country Sock & Garter Set

A classic birds-eye pattern in 3 bright eye-catching colours makes Tayside one of House of Cheviot’s most recognisable and popular styles to date. Wear with your favourite tweeds and matching House of Cheviot garter ties for quintessential country style.

Only £34.49

Estate Sock & Garter Set

Classic field socks knitted in subtle colours. Ideal for wearing with boots or wellies while out shooting, beating, stalking or fishing.

Only £21.95

Chessboard Sock & Garter Set

Classic country socks in a two colour design. Ideal for wearing with boots, wellies or brogues while out in the field. As with all House of Cheviot’s country and shooting socks, Chessboard is hand-finished to ensure a premium quality.

Only £34.49

So there we have it my Top 3 Country Socks for you gents this season.  All the above can be purchased from our sister store Fisher & Smiths.  In addition they will be very shortly available on York Guns too.

Would love to see your pics out and about in your full regalia, remember to share on social media and tag us in…

Happy Hunting!


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Pot Roast Pheasant with Cider & Bacon

Here at York Guns we are always looking for new recipes, especially game recipes.  So when we came across this recipe for Pot Roast Pheasant by James Martin, we knew we had to share.  Not only delicious but cooked in one pot, so super easy too!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Ability: Easy
  • Serves 4

Oven roast this rich game bird – bring out the flavour with sweet cider and apples, and let the juices run into a cream and sage sauce

 

Pot Roast Pheasant

Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • 2 pheasants, cleaned
  • 100g bacon lardon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stick, chopped
  • 4 sage sprigs, leaves chopped
  • 2 eating apples, cored and cut into large chunks
  • 500ml cider
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 1 Savoy cabbage, finely shredded
  • 100ml double cream
  • mashed potato, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Melt the butter in a large non-stick flameproof dish. Season the pheasants, add to the dish and brown on all sides. Remove from the dish and set aside.
  2. Add the bacon, onion, celery and sage to the dish and cook for 10 mins until the onion is soft and the bacon is crisp. Carefully pour off any excess fat.
  3. Return the pheasants to the dish and scatter over the apples. Pour over the cider and the chicken stock, bring to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook in the oven for 25 mins until the birds are cooked through.
  4. Remove the birds from the dish and keep warm. Return dish to the hob over a high heat. Let the liquid bubble until reduced by half, then add the cabbage, cover with a lid and cook for 3 mins. Add the cream, check the seasoning, and continue cooking for 1 min more. Serve the pheasant on top of the cabbage mixture with some mashed potato, if you like.

There you have it! A delicious meal cooked in under an hour, perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Cooked it?! Let us see your pics, tag us in your social media account and you could be in with a chance of a share/repost.

Enjoy your week!


Le Chameau Wellington Boots

Put your best foot forward

It’s that time of year again, and if you haven’t already then it’s definitely time to get the wellie boots out!  Now many moons ago wellington boots were a staple of hunting and outdoor wear for the British aristocracy.  In fact originally they were worn and popularised by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.  No longer associated with a particular class, wellies are now commonplace among farmers, outdoors enthusiasts and even the fashion set.

So what’s your style…

Le Chameau Wellington Boots have been handcrafted since 1927 and are the original iconic rubber boot brand.  The only rubber boots to be handmade by a single master bootmaker.  Each pair is unique. Using the highest quality materials and with a range of iconic and innovative styles, Le Chameau Maîtres Bottiers have been making their boots by hand for over 85 years. Technology, flair and craftsmanship have ensured Le Chameau have created collections for all occasions – town and country.

Fisher & Smiths, our sister site, is dedicated to bringing your the very best in outdoor and country apparel.  Le Chameau Wellington Boots are one of their most popular lines and are just as popular in store here at York Guns.  So here is our guide to the full collection…

Le Chameau Chasseur

£255
  • Famous for its waterproof zip and rugged all day comfort, the leather lined Chasseur continues to justify its formidable reputation in the field.

Le Chameau Vierzon

£165
  • The handcrafted Vierzon is synonymous with country life, perfectly balancing functionality and style.

Le Chameau Giverny

£100
  • Made for country-lovers with an eye for detail, these elegant walking boots are perfect for everyday use.

Le Chameau Andalou

£110
  • A stylish country boot with contrasting colour cuff. Perfect for those who enjoy both park and country walks.

Le Chameau Wellington Boots

To view the full Le Chameau collection over at Fisher & Smiths please click here. 

Le Chameau footwear has been designed for a variety of different uses.  So it is very important to select your boots according to its end use and intended purpose.  This includes the choice of linings and outsole, zipped or adjustable.  For example, Neoprene is a very warm lining and during the warmer months the foot will perspire, this can sometimes be confused with your boot leaking.  So Le Chameau recommend a cotton-lined boot as a good addition.

For more information about how to choose the correct style and ensure they fit, please take a moment to read Le Chameau’s Size & Fit Guide.

We at York Guns love our Le Chameau, and the resounding favourite are the Chassuer.  From our avid hunters, mums on the school run, to out walking the dog on a morning Le Chameau have us covered!

So put your best foot forward and invest in some for the season ahead, you won’t regret it!


RE Ranger Phantom

Seeing is Believing

In July RE Ranger released their latest addition to the RE Ranger Sporting Collection.  A revolutionary air-light sports frame technology meets winning RE Ranger optics in an interchangeable 3-lens kit. So whether you are shooting for fun or beginning your pro career, the RE Ranger Phantom has you covered.

RE Ranger Phantom

Entry Level

However I think the thing that we were most excited about was the price point! At less than £130 for frames and a set of 3 lenses, the RE Ranger Phantom are an excellent entry level pair of sporting eye wear.  Giving you the best quality eye wear and latest technology at a really affordable price!

What You Get

The kit includes Phantom frame, two shooting ready shields, one sun shield, protective storage case, microfiber pouch and a gun decal.

re-ranger-phantom-case

High-quality cross-stitched case holds 6 shields

re-ranger-phantom-pouch

Microfiber cloth pouch for quick and easy mobility.

re-ranger-phantom-decal

Includes a vinyl cut out RE Ranger Decal

Since their arrival in July the response has been fantastic.  These glasses have been flying off the shelf!  What makes it better is that they are suitable not just for shooting, but also for Golf, Squash, Running, need we go on…

So why not check out for yourself and keep your eyes on the prize!


top ten cycle routes uk

Top 10 cycle routes in the UK

Cycling has become incredibly popular over the past few years. First of all we have the effect of the Tour de France starting in Britain both in 2007 & 2014. In addition the gold medals won by the GB cycling team at recent Olympics, the 2012 Olympics in London.  And of course Bradley Wiggins and then Chris Froome winning the Tour de France.

Tour De Britain

Confirmed by almost unprecedented spectators at the 2017 Tour De Britain recently, it really seems to have caught the public’s imagination. More than two million people across the country now cycle at least once a week.  An all-time high according to British Cycling, the sport’s governing body in the UK.

Tour De Britain 2017 Winners Podium

For businesses in the cycling industry this means booming sales.  Furthermore this growth was led by the retailer’s most expensive “premium bikes”, which saw sales expand by 24.9%, following growth of 30% in the previous 12 months.

And it’s not just a young persons sport.  Such is the continuing popularity of cycling among men over 40, that it has often been said in recent years that cycling is “the new golf” with cycle rides replacing rounds of golf as the preferred out-of-office activity during which business deals are agreed.

So if you fancy taking a look at the sport and maybe having a cycle out, then here are the top ten scenic routes as chosen by Dan Joyce editor of Cycle Magazine:

Top Ten Cycle Routes UK

  1. The Camel Trail, Cornwall
  2. Hartington, Peak District
  3. Lôn Mawddach Trail, North Wales
  4. The Cuckoo Trail, Sussex
  5. Putney Bridge, London to Weybridge, Surrey
  6. Taff Trail, South Wales
  7. Bealach na Bà, Sottish Highlands
  8. Coast to Coast, Northern England
  9. The South Downs Way, Hants
  10. Lands End to John O’Groats


ggg ammunition

GGG Ammunition - NEW IN!

Brand New In Stock is the GGG 7.62 & 5.56 Rifle Ammunition.  Over the past few years 7.62 in particular has been notoriously difficult to get hold of.  So we knew this would be a hit with you guys!  We couldn’t wait to share with you…

AB GIRAITĖS GINKLUOTĖS GAMYKLA otherwise known as GGG is one of the most recent and modern small arms ammunition manufacturers in the world; that has the innovative technology, modern equipment to be able to deliver NATO qualified ammunition.  GGG Ammunition is one of the most exciting deliveries we have had in this year!

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For more information or to buy now then please just call us on 01904 487180 or pop in and see us!