Family fish pie

Mar 29, 2018

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Family fish pie

A wonderfully warming dish full of tender fish pieces, creamy sauce, veg and golden crispy mash potatoes. Perfect for all the family.


1kg White Potatoes (peeled & diced into 3cm cubes approx)
1/4cup milk
1Tbsp ofbutter

30g flour
30g butter
4 stalks of spring onion (finely chopped)
450ml milk
1cups carrots, peas & corn mix (frozen)
150g smoked trout (flaked)
150g fresh salmon (chopped into bite-sized pieces)
150g fresh mild white fish (such as barramundi or perch - chopped into bite-sized pieces)
1tsp Dijon mustard
40g chives (about 15 spears - finely chopped)
60g cheddar (grated)
40g cheddar (grated)


1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180 fan.

2. To make the mash: Heat a large saucepan for about 20 seconds and add your potatoes. Pour enough water into the pot so the potatoes are just covered and bring to the boil. Once the water is boiling reduce to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes or so - until the potatoes are fork tender.

3. Drain all the water from the pot and return it to the stove over a low heat. Allow the excess water to evaporate from the pot and turn off the heat. Add the butter and half the milk then mash the potatoes. Add the remainder milk a bit at a time, as you mash, using as much or as little as you need to make a smooth and creamy mash. Mix through a pinch of salt and some freshly cracked pepper.

4. To make the filling: Heat, over a low-medium flame, another large saucepan for about 20 seconds then add in your butter, flour and spring onions stiring frequently for a couple of minutes. Turn the heat up to moderate-high and add gradually add your milk in, whisking constantly. Bring the pot to the boil ensuring there are no lumps and that the whole mixture is incorporated. Cook for a few more minutes to thicken.

5. Remove your pot from the heat and add in the remaining ingredients and stir through (except 40g cheddar). Transfer into a large casserole dish or ramikens.

6. Spoon the mash on top of the filling and scrape a pattern with a fork. Sprinkle the 40g of cheddar on top.

7. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes until golden.