Been wanting to make a fish pie for ages & having never actually made my own, I decided today was the day. Craving proper comfort food!
Approx. 700g of cod & haddock (I used unsmoked as my eldest doesn’t like it)
1kg potatoes -peeled chopped
2 medium onions
Red chilli (I used a frozen chopped cube equivalent to 1tsp)
200g (ish!) Good mature cheddar
White & black pepper
Knorr fish stock cube
Small tub 250ml half-fat creme fraiche
Fresh or frozen spinach – I defrosted two lumps!
4 free range eggs
Preheat oven 200°c
Peel & cut potatoes, put in pan salted water to boil for mashing. In separate pan, start boiling eggs.
Put butter in saucepan, put in onions & celery, gently softening for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, butter dish & grate in carrot & cheddar, add chopped fish chunks, drizzle with a squeeze of fresh lemon, add tub creme fraiche, pinch of salt, white pepper, chilli, chopped parsley, grated nutmeg, crumble stock cube, mix all together gently. Add frozen peas & dot with spinach. When eggs boiled, cool them in cold water, peel & quarter eggs & place over top.
When potatoes are done, drain & mash using drizzle of olive oil/butter & season.
Cover pie & sprinkle with additional grated cheddar.
Cook in oven for around 45 minutes or until golden & bubbling.
We chose to serve ours with extra peas. It was a big hit with our family – it should serve 6. We had two very hungry adults, two hungry older children & two little ones & polished off the whole lot!
Enjoy! Let me know if you give it a try 🙂