Easy Fish Pie, delicious

Easy Fish Pie, delicious

Easy Fish Pie 

This delicious fish pie is based around Jamie Oliver’s best with a few little tweaks from me:

I’ve made a lot of fish pies in my time, trust me, this is the best…….

 

So why fish pie? 

Well I don’t know about you but I’m trying to easy more fish and get my family to eat more fish too 

Normally I try and get a meat free day or two a week and then a fish dinner too. 

With this beaurty there are no complaints and it gets ravished 

So homely, so comforting and so filling – totally delicious 

Easy Fish Pie

 

The fish!! What fish should I use in my pie? 

Always the first question. What fish should I use?

Well I use cod lion, a little smoked fish too as I like a slight smoky flavour!

You can also throw some fresh prawns in to if you fancy it – I can’t as I’m allergic, but they are so good in in! 

 

Easy Fish Pie

 

Just look at that creamy Easy Fish Pie 

A warming plate of tender soft fish smothered in cheese sauce with boiled eggs and herbs.

Topped off with piping hot creamy mash and crowned with Cheese for that crunch!

 

 

Boiled Eggs in a Fish Pie?

I add sliced boiled eggs to my pie. It was something I leant from Jamies recipe 

It works so well with the textures both from a flavour perspective and visually 

So good – Give it a try 🙂 

 

What to serve with your Easy Fish Pie?

I usually serve this lovely fish pie with garden peas.  Or a mix of peas and sweetcorn 

It’s so good because it’s a nice texture change and I love the sweetness of the peas!

It’s also lovely to be honest with any green vegetables at all, green beans especially 

These lovely fresh vegetables cut through the creamy pie filling.  

(In the pie I’ve added some hidden chopped carrots which also gives such a sweet note).

I do so love a Pie of fish :-). 

It’s what I would call a proper dinner and  perfect family comfort food!

So why not have a go? 

 

 

Good Friday Fish – why not a pie? Or perfect for Christmas Eve

Good Friday is all about fish and it’s tradition to eat fish on this holiday day.

I did a little research as I wasn’t entirely sure why. This is what I discovered

Jesus was executed on Good Friday and died for our sins, sacrificing his flesh for us.

On the anniversary of Christ’s death, the church encourages followers to abstain from eating the flesh of warm-blooded animals on this day.

People are told to go for the alternative which in most cases is fish.

As fish comes from the sea, they are cold-blooded, it is thought of as a different kind of flesh meaning it is okay for consumption on Good Friday.

So why not make this easy recipe instead of heading to the chippy for fish and chips this year?  

A lovely change and no queuing at the chippy! Go on  have a go at this lovely dinner, why not?

 

Skinny Fish & Chips instead maybe? 

Or if you really fancy those fish & chips maybe try my Skinny Fish & Chips?

Another Fish Dish 

How about my really popular Bubble & Smoke

What’s that? Well is creamy mash potatoes, topped with smoked haddock and then crowned with a runny poached egg

Truly delicious and easy 

Smoked Haddock and Mash also called Bubble & Smoke

 

Please let me know what you think to nay wonderful fish pie.

I love your comments

Many Thanks Cx

Easy Fish Pie

Easy Fish Pie, delicious

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 725kcal
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A delicious easy and creamy fish pie - full of flavour!

Ingredients

  • 6 large potatoes peeled and diced into 1-inch squares
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs free-range
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 -2 carrots finely chopped
  • Glug of olive oil
  • 285 ml double cream / or Elmlea Double
  • 2 large handfuls of grated mature Cheddar save a bit for the top
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 heaped teaspoon English mustard optional
  • 1 handful flat-leaf parsley finely chopped and a few snipped chives if you like
  • 450 g fresh fish - haddock cod etc skin removed, deboned and cut into chunks

Instructions

  • Preheat oven - Gas 8 /230C/ 450F
  • Put the potatoes into salted boiling water and bring to a boil for 2 minutes.
  • Carefully add the eggs to the pan and cook for a further 8 minutes until hard boiled, by which time the potatoes should also be cooked.
  • Drain the potatoes. Remove the eggs, cool under cold water, then peel and quarter them. Place to one side.
  • In a separate pan slowly fry the onion and carrot in a little olive oil for about 10 minutes, then add the double cream and bring just to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the cheese, lemon juice, mustard, and parsley. If its a little thick add a dash of milk.
  • Put the fish and the quartered boiled eggs into a large earthenware dish and mix together, pouring over the creamy vegetable sauce.
  • Drain the cooked potatoes and mash, together with salt and pepper.
  • Spread the potato on top of the fish mixture. Sprinkle with the rest of the grated cheese
  • Place dish on a baking tray (it will boil out) Bake in the oven for about 30 - 35 minutes until the potatoes are golden.

Notes

*** All nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guide 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Fish Pie, delicious
Amount per Serving
Calories
725
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
44
g
68
%
Saturated Fat
 
23
g
144
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
15
g
Cholesterol
 
266
mg
89
%
Sodium
 
484
mg
21
%
Potassium
 
1546
mg
44
%
Carbohydrates
 
50
g
17
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
34
g
68
%
Vitamin A
 
1487
IU
30
%
Vitamin C
 
53
mg
64
%
Calcium
 
289
mg
29
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. I made this evening didn’t use mustard or cheddar cheese . I used seafood mix salmon,cod,hake and smoked coley .400g. It was lovely also used light cream .

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