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FusionChefGeoff Fri 25-Jan-19 13:35:10

Any ideas how to jazz it up without using anything green! Dill and parsley are rejected by fussy eaters.

I'm so boring, just poach fish chunks in milk for a couple of minutes, use that milk to make a basic white sauce and top with mash.

Inspire me?!

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Picklepickle123 Fri 25-Jan-19 13:37:21

You could season the milk with a teaspoon of mustard, bay leaves, and a teaspoon of garlic powder? Cheesy mash to top?

WildFlower2019 Fri 25-Jan-19 13:45:39

SWEETCORN 😍. Peas if the fussy eaters like them.


FusionChefGeoff Fri 25-Jan-19 13:46:49

Yay that's the sort of stuff! Will do all of that!

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Cocobana Fri 25-Jan-19 13:47:45

Sweet potato or carrot and parsnip mash?

TheQueef Fri 25-Jan-19 13:50:44

Grate stuff in the fish like celery and carrots.
Smoked river cobbler is as nice as haddock but cheaper.
If you want it fishier blend half a tin of anchovies.
Boiled egg.

JengaCupboard Fri 25-Jan-19 13:54:08

If you fancy something a bit different, BBC Good Food have a recipe which makes a creamy tomato sauce, topped with scrunched up filo - its really nice, and a bit lighter. I don't add the fennel, but sometimes fry off some leeks or chuck some spinach in instead. Also any combo of frozen/fresh fish and prawns seams to work, I use whatever's in the freezer!

JaneR0chester Fri 25-Jan-19 14:01:58

Jenga do you have a link to that recipe please? It sounds great.

I've just done a Jamie Oliver fish pie, fry onions and carrots, cheese sauce with mustard, fish mix, spinach and hard boiled eggs, sprinkling of cheese on top of the mash.

TwinningIt Fri 25-Jan-19 14:04:14

Jamie O’s fish pie recipe is lovely and has carrot and celery grated in (and optional things like spinach and tomatoes, but my lot reject this!). And lemon juice makes all the difference.

WinterHeatWave Fri 25-Jan-19 14:06:28

Boiled egg. Prawns.
What fish are you using? A mixture of a white fish, smoked haddock and salmon is nice.

In place of the mash, you can put buttered slices of bread, cut into triangles and arranged ontop.

cdtaylornats Fri 25-Jan-19 15:12:24

Cheese in the sauce.
A layer of sliced boiled eggs on top of the cheese sauce and fish mixture
Mash on top of the eggs.

Prawn, smoked haddock, salmon in fish mix.

Alternatively use shortcrust pastry instead of potato.

kateandme Fri 25-Jan-19 20:52:18

boiled eggs on top of fish before the mash.mustard
cheese on top
salt and vinegar crisps on topof mash
spring onions
half smoked fish
salmon and white fish.

cantkeepawayforever Fri 25-Jan-19 20:59:14

We make the Jamie Oliver version with carrots, onions, cream + mustard +cheese + lemon juice in the sauce, and then mash with cheese on top (the recipe has some spinach in, we add a really deep layer of spinach underneath the mash, but I think it would be fine without.)

cantkeepawayforever Fri 25-Jan-19 20:59:49

(Oh, and we buy the mixed fish pie fish - white fish, salmon and smoked fish mixed. Yum)

AdaColeman Fri 25-Jan-19 21:00:25

A good mix of fish, white, salmon, smoked haddock or mackerel, prawns.
Hard boiled eggs.
Some white wine in the sauce.
Mustard, pepper, horseradish, pink peppercorns in the sauce.

CherryPavlova Fri 25-Jan-19 21:03:29

I use prawns, cod, salmon and smoked haddock in a cheese sauce with boiled eggs. Topped with cheesy mashed potato.

Alternatively I do a mildly curried sauce and a topping of grated potatoes and onions with coriander - onion bhaji like.

Notso Fri 25-Jan-19 21:05:23

I hated fish pie until I tried an adapted version of Jamie Oliver's. Fish pie mix poached with loads of finely chopped leeks and grated carrots, chilli, lemon, cheese and creme fraiche, served with buttery peas and broccoli.

Zazu44 Fri 25-Jan-19 21:13:26

I do a lovely James Martin one with puff pastry on top with a layer of Emmental/Gruyere in the middle of the pastry

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