Fish Pie

Good old Fish Pie. Great comfort food and a good one when it comes to feeding lots of hungry mouths!

Fish Pie

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 1kg of Potatoes
  • Milk and Butter
  • 25g Butter
  • 25g Flour
  • 400ml Milk
  • 4 Leeks Sliced
  • Small Handful of Parsley Roughly Chopped
  • Small Handful of Dill Roughly Chopped
  • 3 Handfuls of Peas
  • 6 Fish Fillets of your liking, mix and match, without skinless and boneless (Salmon/ Cod/ Haddock)
  • 2 Handfuls of Prawns
  • 5 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 1 Lemon and Zest
  • Handful of Cheddar Cheese Grated
  • 1tbsp Mustard
  • Bunch of Chives Sliced

Directions

    For The Mash
  1. Preheat your oven 200°C, get your potatoes in the oven straight away and bake them for 1hr whilst you make your filling
  2. Once baked, take the potatoes out of the oven and remove the skin (wear clean marigold gloves as they will be hot)
  3. Put the fluffy potatoes in a bowl and mash adding milk and butter, eyeballing to the consistency of your liking.
  4. For The Fish Filling
  5. Heat the weighed butter in a pot on a medium heat
  6. Once the butter begins to foam add flour and whisk
  7. Once you can smell the flour begin to cook, add your milk bit by bit whisking at all times to prevent any lumps from forming
  8. When the sauce is a thick and smooth consistency, remove from the heat
  9. Put a separate frying pan over medium high heat and dollop in around a tbsp of butter
  10. Peel the tough outer skins off the leeks and slice what’s left. Once the butter begins to foam, chuck your sliced leeks in and fry off for 3-4 minutes.
  11. Chuck your chopped fresh herbs, peas, half of your cooked leeks and zest your lemon into your white sauce
  12. Place fish inside of a baking dish and scatter your prawns over the top
  13. Peel and slice your hard boiled eggs and arrange on top of the fish
  14. Pour the white sauce over your fish, squeeze and sprinkle over the lemon juice and season generously with salt and pepper
  15. Place a layer of spinach on top
  16. Grate your cheddar cheese into your pre-made mash, season well with salt and pepper, add the remaining cooked leeks, your mustard and chives, mix well
  17. Spoon mash over the fish and white sauce mix
  18. Bake in the oven for 25mins until golden and bubbling
  19. Finally, whack the grill on full and place the fish pie under the grill for a few minutes to help it get a crispy top, keep an eye on it!
  20. Once you’ve got a crispy top take it out and serve with a delicious green salad on the side!

For a healthier version, Sweet Potato Mash works really well, just leave the milk out!

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