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How do you make your fish pie?

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DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 11-Sep-17 13:14:21

I have potatoes and a fish pie mix and also some extra cod!smile

How do I stop the mash sinking Into the fish?

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paradoxicalInterruption Mon 11-Sep-17 13:15:13

Leave the fish pie mix to cool a big after adding sauce.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 11-Sep-17 13:22:13

Ok, thanks.

Cheese sauce, or white sauce or make a thin sauce with the stock?

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paradoxicalInterruption Mon 11-Sep-17 13:28:56

Last time I made one I cooked the fish briefly in milk with a bay leaf and half an onion - then left it to steep for 20 mins. Then used that mik to make a white sauce and put cheese in the mash topping. It was pretty good.

Basically the BBC good food easy fish pie. www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3174/fish-pie-in-four-steps

NYConcreteJungle Mon 11-Sep-17 13:31:05

I use the milk method too. I don't cook it for long, just bring to the boil then transfer into a warm oven dish or the fish will overcook in the oven.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 11-Sep-17 13:31:13

Thankssmile

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welshweasel Mon 11-Sep-17 13:33:56

I put raw fish pie mix and a bag of defrosted frozen prawns in the bottom of the dish. Make cheese sauce (thicker than usual to account for water in the fish) and pour over fish. Leave for a bit. Dollop mash on top, grate cheese, cook.

bilbodog Mon 11-Sep-17 13:36:01

I often use creme fraiche for the sauce and add dijon mustard and seasoning. Strips of leeks sauted in butter scattered over the top then some grated cheese is goo too. To make it more grown up i also add chopped gherkins and capers to the sauce but kids may not like that.

FourForYouGlenCoco Mon 11-Sep-17 13:41:41

I also add chopped hard boiled eggs into the mix, and sometimes peas too (it probably says this on the recipe/goes without saying anyway, but just in case!)

NYConcreteJungle Mon 11-Sep-17 14:48:47

Oh yes I add peas too, then it's an all in one meal.

Twistmeandturnme Mon 11-Sep-17 14:55:15

I beat extra butter into the warm infused milk before thickening it to make a really rich sauce, or infuse parsley.

Completely different (my DD not keep on floppy food):
Boil potatoes with plenty of salt and slice them.
Butter a dish and layer the mixed fish/prawns/leeks/veg/whatever with layers of potato. When dish full to top fill in all the cracks with well seasoned beaten egg with a splash of milk. Top with grated cheese and bake until the egg is cooked all the way through: when the egg is cooked the fish will be.
Serve in wedges with a puile of green veg or salad on the side.

BarbaraOcumbungles Mon 11-Sep-17 14:56:59

I love fish pie. It no-one else on my family likes it sad

Lidl do an amazing luxury fish pie for one that I have when it's just me eating.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 11-Sep-17 17:46:07

That came out a treat,thanks for the tipssmile

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