31 August 2012

Yummy Fish Pie

I'm not one for liking fish. To be honest I usually don't eat any fish but I do love a good fish pie, home made only though. I only like cod or haddock and never use prawny type fish in my pie as it looks weird and I cannot eat it. I just keep it simple.

To make my version you will need:

  • a 2.5lb bag of potatoes
  • 5 fresh pieces of fish (I use either cod or haddock)
  • a pack of Colman's Parsley sauce
  • 300ml of milk (and an extra splash for cooking the fish)
  • margarine
  • grated cheese
- First of all peel and cut up the potatoes, give a rinse in cold water and then place in a pan, covering them with cold water and quite a good sprinkle of salt. Boil for 40 minutes and then mash with a dollop of margarine.
- Place the fish in a frying pan on a medium heat with a splash of water and a little margarine. Cook until it starts to break apart and then sieve away the liquid. Break all the fish up into small chunks.
- Put the parsley sauce powder into a pan and add a little of the 300ml of milk, mix till all lumps have gone and then add the rest of the milk, bring to the boil and then simmer until you get the right consistency. Make sure to keep stirring so you don't burn the base of the pan.
- Put the fish into an oven dish and pour over the parsley sauce, making sure it covers all the fish. Leave to cool.
- Add the mash over the top of the fish and spread out evenly. I then use a fork to make the lined pattern which also helps flatten it out.
- Sprinkle over with grated cheese, I use mild cheddar so it's not overpowering. 


- Place into the oven for around 40 minutes until golden brown on top.
- Take out and serve with any accompaniment. I serve it with peas and carrots as I like the freshness.


I find fish pie is a great hearty meal and great for this cold weather.

20 comments:

  1. Looks really yummy! I am definitely going to try fish pie now! x

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  2. wrote the recipe down going to give it a try :) x

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  3. It looks yum. is your oven glove a hells kitchen one? i want them lol

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  4. Mmmm I woke up this morning and thought 'cheese - I fancy something cheesy to eat today!' So I thought I'd do a search and found this! Yes - this is what I am going to make for dinner today! Off to raid my cupboards, check my cheese stocks and off to the shops! Thanks for the inspiration and for satisfying my needs!

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  5. it looks delicious and so easy to prepare.

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  6. It looks yummy and I'm going to try it :)

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  7. love ish pie - no one makes as good as my mums thou

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  8. Ah this looks and sounds delicious i haven't made a fish pie in years thankyou for sharing

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  9. Must try fish pie, looks yummy
    Felicity kelly

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  10. that looks amazing, fish pie for dinner tomorrow now then lol xx

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  11. i haven't made my own in years and i do love fish pie but like you i don't do prawns either

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  12. I love fish pie. I usually make it with a pack of "fish pie mix" - pieces of different types of fish - it's yummy!

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  13. I love fish pie. It's so comforting.

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  14. I have never had fish pie but heard it is lovely so I am going to try this recipe on saturday night

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  15. Oh my goodness that looks utterly delicious :-)

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  16. Looks lovely, be making this in the week!

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  17. I am afraid I am opposite to you- I like different coloured fish and adore seafood- so there would be prawns and mussels in mine!

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  18. This looks lovely. I will try it for Mondays tea.

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  19. I love fish pie, it is so warming and filling!

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  20. I have just bought a new fish called Swai (its a type of catfish ) Americans cook with quite a bit . it is beautifully tender and cheaper than a lot of white fish I think it would be perfect for this fish pie

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