Friday, 14 April 2017

Recipe: easy fish pie

(Sorry, I forgot to take a photo.  It was delicious though!)

I use pollack or basa and I find half a fillet is enough for one fish pie.  I cut them in half, lengthwise while they are still frozen.

Half a basa or pollack fillet (or any fish, to be honest, it's just that I'm being frugal - a few prawns from a bag of frozen prawns is nice to add, as is something smoked - haddock or salmon trimmings)
half a small onion, peeled and finely sliced
bit of oil or butter
a few frozen peas (or any other veg you fancy - leftovers are great)
a splash of milk
a sixth of a pack of savers soft cheese
herbs and seasonings

and for the topping:
mashed potato (leftovers or I bung one in the microwave and peel and mash - it saves time, effort and washing up)
20g cheddar, grated
a splash of milk
bit of salt and pepper

Heat the oven to about 180C

Make the topping by mashing all the ingredients together.  Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.

Spray a non stick pan with oil and gently fry the onion until soft.  Add the fish and continue frying for a few minutes more.
Add the peas, any other veg (cooked) and a bit of milk.  When the milk is bubbling, add the soft cheese and stir gently while it melts.  If there's not enough sauce, add a bit more milk.  Taste and season - I added salt, pepper and some fresh chopped parsley.

Make the pie by spooning the fish sauce into a suitable sized oven proof dish, spooning over the mash and spreading it out to cover the sauce.  Bake in the oven until the top is golden brown by which time the bottom will be bubbling and everything properly cooked.

Serve with veg of your choice.

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