Yorkshire Pasta Seafood & Cheese Bake

Main courseServes 4

A fabulous collaboration between three award-winning Yorkshire businesses, this delicious Yorkshire Pasta Seafood & Cheese Bake from the team at Staal Smokehouse makes for a sumptuous spring supper. For more recipe inspiration visit their website www.staalsmokehouse.co.uk  


300g of 04 Tortiglioni Yorkshire Pasta
170g Staal Smokehouse Oak Roast Salmon – flaked
250g skinless, boneless cod fillet
165g raw king prawns
2 tbsp Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil with Garlic
Pinch of salt


For the cheese sauce:
3 tbsp Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil with Garlic
50g plain flour
500ml milk
250g cheese, grated (we used 125g each of a vintage Red Leicester and a Mature Cheddar)
Pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper

For the topping:

3 slices wholemeal or seeded bread
Good drizzle of Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil
Small handful of fresh dill
Pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 200C / 180C Fan / Gas Mark 6.
  2. Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling water until it’s a firm ‘al dente’ texture.
  3. Place the cod on a microwaveable plate and cover loosely with plastic wrap, then microwave on high for 3-5 minutes. Flake into large pieces and set aside.
  4. Heat 2 tbsps of Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil’s Garlic Oil in a frying pan over a high heat and then fry the prawns for 2 minutes, along with a little seasoning. Once cooked, set the prawns aside and keep the juices from cooking.
  5. Make the cheese sauce by pouring the cooking juices from the prawns into a saucepan with 3 tbsps of Garlic Oil. Heat gently on a medium hob. Add the plain flour and stir continuously until a paste forms then cook for 1-2 minutes. Gradually add the milk, and whisk in between each addition until the sauce is thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir the cheese into the sauce and then season to taste.
  6. Make the breadcrumbs by roughly tearing the bread and blitzing for a few seconds in a food processor. Add the dill, a good drizzle of Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, a little salt and pepper and then blitz again until you have rough breadcrumbs.
  7. Pour the cheese sauce over the cooked pasta and add the cooked fish, flaked Staal Smokehouse Oak Roast Salmon and prawns. Mix gently until everything is combined.
  8. Assemble the dish by spreading evenly into a large dish, sprinkling with the breadcrumbs and baking in the oven for 25 minutes or until the topping is lightly browned and crisp.