Got to love it- This may just be my best fish pie recipe I have ever cooked!
Merry Christmas everyone!….Oh wait a minute, oh yes that’s right it’s finished, finished quicker than an oil-slicked squid going down a slide. I can’t tell you how busy it’s been this Christmas, I pretty much worked all the way through managing a paltry 1 day off. What little time I did have off was spent with my family, eating, drinking and generally not giving a toss about work or anything work related. The day was slightly blighted by the fact the oven decided to not play ball, meaning we had to ‘borrow’ some turkey from the other half’s sister, I made everything else on the gas hob including pigs in blankets and even roast spuds! Don’t ask…
Christmas is the time of year I wish I had more time to blog, I get nowhere near enough time as it is but Christmas is the part of the year I enjoy the most food wise, I love the excess, richness and putting in some good hard work into developing a paunch. Sadly because of my day job, it’s hard to dedicate the time to my blog so I hope you can forgive the severe lack of posts over the season.
Any food blogger worth their salt will have at least 1 pie in their repertoire, a good pie is the king of all melancholy beating foods. The crisp pastry or mashed potato topping gives in to the spoon as it sinks down into a warm steaming pool of bliss, ahhh pie how I love thee. To me a good fish pie has to have smoked haddock, I can’t call it a fish pie unless it has it in. The rest is really a personal decision, it’s your pie. If you want to leave the cheese out then do, if you want scallops in your pie then put them in, if you don’t want peas then leave them out it’s up to you. My recipe has 3 types of fish, cod, smoked haddock, and fresh prawns. I find the firm flesh holds well in the pie which gives you much more texture than say, salmon; which pretty much dissolves in this dish. I also like a thick mash topping, if you prefer a thinner top then just half the mash ingredients, simple as that.
If you make my Fish pie Recipe, be sure to take a photo and tag me @onlinefoodblog on Instagram or Twitter. I would love nothing more than to see your creations!
For the mash 1.4kg potatoes (maris piper, king edward, desiree are all good) For the bechamel 300ml of the poaching milk To poach the fish 500ml milk You will also need 75g Gruyère cheese grated Mash Ingredients Poach the fish Instructions Bechamel Instructions Cooking Instructions Try out our fish pie recipe and post your results below in the comments…
How do you make Fish Pie
2 free-range egg yolks
White pepper and salt
200ml vegetable stock
25g plain flour
50g frozen peas
Small hand full fresh parsley chopped
About 1 dessertspoon fresh dill chopped
Grated nutmeg (about 1/2 tsp)
1 bay leaf
200g fresh cod fillet
200g fresh raw prawns deveined
200g smoked haddock
For the mash
1.4kg potatoes (maris piper, king edward, desiree are all good)
For the bechamel
300ml of the poaching milk
To poach the fish
You will also need
75g Gruyère cheese grated
Poach the fish Instructions
Try out our fish pie recipe and post your results below in the comments…