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Fisherman's Pie

Category: Main Meal

Recipe Description:

This made a nice evening dinner/supper for 2 people with green salad.  You can use any firm, flaky white fish, frozen or fresh. We chose to use uncoloured smoked haddock as it gives a nice smoky taste to this dish.


Serves 2 people. Rough Cost: - £5 - £10 depending on type of fish


Prep time: 5 minutes          Cook time: 60 minutes

200 g smoked haddock
135 g peeled prawns, raw if possible
85 g butter
35 g plain flour
280 ml milk
140 ml water
25 g frozen peas
450 g potatoes (choose a floury variety like King Edward)
- Mature cheddar cheese for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 200° C (400° F).
  2. Lay the smoked haddock in the baking dish you plan to make the pie in – it should have a capacity of between 1 to 1.5 litres. Pour over half the milk, all the water and dot with 25g of butter. Season with plenty of pepper and bake for 20 minutes. Pour the liquid from the baked dish into a measuring jug, top up with the remaining milk and reserve. Remove any skin or bones from the cooked fish and flake it into large pieces in the baking dish.
  3. Combine, in the baking dish, the flaked fish, the frozen peas, the prawns (raw or cooked, but defrosted if frozen).
  4. Peel the potatoes and set them to boil for the mashed potato topping. While the potatoes are boiling, melt 35g of the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the flour and cook over a medium-low heat, stirring, for four minutes. Add the milk and fish cooking liquid a little at a time, stirring well after every addition until the sauce thickens. Continue until all the milk mixture is incorporated, and bring to a low simmer until the sauce thickens again. Season to taste and pour the sauce over the fish mixture in the baking dish.
  5. Mash the potatoes well, add 25g of the butter, salt and pepper to taste. Spread the potatoes over the ingredients in the baking dish, and sprinkle with Cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, on a baking tray, until the cheesy top is a golden brown.

Additional Information:

This dish works well with a nice green leaved, herb salad.

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