Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fish Pie

British food is some of the best comfort food with it's basic ingredients all thrown together. I absolutely love fish pie and even though there are loads of recipes this is one that I quite enjoy. I usually by a fish pie blended mix of fish pieces as it is available in most grocery stores in the UK but the recipe outlines the different kinds of fish you can use.


50 g (2 oz) butter (4 Tbsp)
50 g (2 oz) flour (1/2 cup)
568 ml (1 pint) fresh milk (2 cups)
450 g (1 lb) smoked haddock
225 g (8 oz) white fish and salmon
50 g (2 oz) prawns (1/4 cup shrimp)
198 g (7 oz) canned sweet corn, drained (1 1/2 cups)
100 g (4 oz) frozen peas (1 1/2 cups)
2 eggs, hard boiled, peeled and chopped
15 ml (1 Tbsp) chopped parsley
575 g (1 lb) potatoes made into mashed potatoes
50 g Red Leicester or cheddar cheese (1 cup)


Place butter, flour and milk in saucepan.

Heat, whisking continuously until sauce thickens, boils and is smooth. Cook for a minute.

Add fish, peas, sweetcorn, egg, and parsley. Cook for 2-5 minutes.

Pour into a large baking dish or smaller personal pie dishes.

Spoon warm mashed potatoes onto the fish mixture.

Sprinkle cheese over the potatoes and place in oven at 350 F/ 180C for 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted and pie are piping hot.

***Note: I often like to add about 1/2 tsp garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste in the fish/veg mixture before putting it in the pans.

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