Good old Fish Pie. Great comfort food and a good one when it comes to feeding lots of hungry mouths!
- 6 Fish Fillets of your liking, mix and match, without skin (Salmon/ Cod/ Haddock)
- 2 Handfuls of Prawns
- 5 Hard Boiled Eggs
- 4 Leeks Fried and Sliced
- 3 Handfuls of Peas
- Small Handful of Parsley
- Small Handful of Dill
- 1 Lemon and Zest
- 25g Butter
- 25g Flour
- 400ml Milk
- 1kg of Potatoes
- 1tbsp Mustard
- Handful of Cheddar Cheese Grated
- Bunch of Chives Sliced
- Heat Oven 180℃ and bake your potatoes (if you haven’t the time to wait for the potatoes to bake you can always boil them)
- Heat butter in a pot on a medium heat
- Once melted add flour and whisk
- Once you can smell the flour cooking, add milk bit by bit whisking at all times to prevent any lumps from forming
- When the sauce is a thick and a smooth consistency, remove from the heat
- Add fresh herbs, cooked peas, half of the cooked leeks and lemon zest to your sauce
- Place fish inside of a baking dish and scatter over prawns
- Slice hard boiled eggs and arrange on top of the fish
- Pour over white sauce, lemon juice and season
- Place a layer of spinach on top
- Take the potatoes out of the oven once baked
- Peel potatoes and throw away skins (they will be very hot so wear a pair of marigolds whilst doing this)
- Place the fluffy potatoes in a bowl and add butter with splash of warm milk whilst you mash. Season and taste as you go adding enough butter and milk to your liking.
- Add cheddar cheese, the remaining cooked leeks, mustard and chives to your mash and mix well
- Spoon mash over the fish
- Bake in the Oven for 25mins until golden and bubbling
- Whack the grill on and place the fish pie on the top shelf of your oven under the grill for a few minutes to help it get a crispy top!
- Once you’ve got a crispy top take it out and serve with a delicious green salad!
For a healthier version, Sweet Potato Mash works really well, just leave the milk out!