Fish Pie

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Ingredients

Serves 4-6

 

  • 1.25kg potatoes, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 800g fish pie mix
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 celery stalk, finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
  • 30g butter
  • 60g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 300ml milk
  • 200ml water
  • 1 heaped teaspoon vegetable bouillon
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour mixed with a splash of cold milk to make a paste
  • 150g frozen peas
  • 1 large handful at leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

Timings

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Total time: 1 hour

Fish pie

I always used to make fish pie with lashings of cream, wine and mustard. This is a more healthful, family friendly version which I hope you’ll love as much as my family does. Fish pie mixes are readily available in the supermarkets and at fishmongers as it’s a great way for them to use up the ends of fish, which helps to reduce waste.

Method

Preheat the oven to 180/350/gas 4.

Place the peeled potatoes in a large pan filled with water and bring to the boil. Cook the potatoes until soft. Drain and mash with the butter and 30g of the grated cheese. Season well with salt and pepper and place to the side to cool.

Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat the rapeseed oil in a large oven proof dish and sauté the onions, carrots and celery over a medium heat for 10 minutes until translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for a further 3 minutes.

Add the milk, water and vegetable bouillon, stir and bring to the boil. Add the cornflour paste and whisk in while the sauce is boiling to create a thick paste. Continue to whisk well for 2 minutes. Take the sauce off the heat and stir in the frozen peas, the remaining grated cheddar and the parsley. Season well.

Stir in the fish and place the mashed potato on top. Smooth down with the back of a fork.

Cook for 35 minutes or until the potato has gone golden. Serve with broccoli and wedges of lemon.

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Fish pie is an excellent meal to prepare in advance. It’s best to keep it all separate and assemble it when you are ready to cook, as this will keep the fish fresh and succulent. The potatoes, sauce and fish can be kept separate for up to 2 days.”

2 Comments
  • JENNY Fenton
    Posted at 23:13h, 14 May

    Another hit. I like the fact that we can carry our recipe ‘book’ around with us.

  • Annabel Gonifas
    Posted at 15:26h, 18 May

    That’s lovely to hear! I’m so glad you enjoyed the Fish Pie. I love that the recipes are being carried around with you!

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