Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Individual Fish Pie

Oh when will the weather warm up?  It still feels right to be having cosy wintery food like pies and stews.

Fish pie is one of those dishes which is great for kids, great for adults and great for that transition between seasons too.  Lovely cheesy fish and mashed potato.  Yum!

Fish Pie makes 1 portion


1 medium potato (floury variety)
150g, 5oz White fish, I used basa
60g, 2oz Smoked fish, I used smoked haddock
60g, 2oz Large cooked shelled prawns (shrimp)
175ml, 6floz Milk (I used semi skimmed, which is a bit between 1 and 2% milk)
1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)
60g, 2oz Extra mature (extra sharp) or vintage cheddar


Peel, cut the potato into chunks and boil the potato until soft (approx 20 mins).  Mash, ideally using a ricer.

While the potatoes are cooking, put the fishes into the milk in a saucepan and bring to the boil.  Take off the heat and leave for 10 mins or so or until the fish flakes easily.

Take out the fish with a slotted spoon and put the milk back onto the heat.  Mix the cornflour with some cold water to make a loose paste.  When the milk is hot but not quite boiling, mix the paste into the milk and then stir until thickened.  If you like you can add chopped parsley here or extra cheese.

Flake the fish into large flakes and gently mix into the sauce with the prawns.  Put in a baking dish and top with the mash followed by the cheddar.

Bake in an oven at approx 200oC, 400F, Gas Mark 6 for 25 minutes or until the sauce is very hot and the potato topping is lovely and brown.

Like a cuddle in a bowl that is!

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