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Can you give me your very best fish pie recipe please

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bobkate Mon 10-Jun-19 22:46:11

I have my family coming over on Sunday to eat but my dd has a sports fixture for a few hours on Sunday morning so I need to prepare something on Saturday that I can chuck in the oven when we get in.
My aunt has type 2 diabetes so I 'think' I should avoid rich foods ( not sure if that's right or not?!) Soooooo I thought a posh fish pie might work well.
My only worry is that some of my previous attempts tasted nice but were possibly slightly watery confused
If anyone has a fabulous fail safe, tried and tested fish pie recipe and/or tips if you could share them that would be brill.
Thanks so much.

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bitchfromhell Mon 10-Jun-19 22:52:17

This is amazing smile

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Mon 10-Jun-19 22:54:15

Nigel Slater's recipe is foolproof, I think from memory he puts hard-boiled eggs in but I don't.

It's basically:

Poach smoked fish in milk, drain and reserve the milk.
Fry leeks in butter, sprinkle generously with flour.
Add the poaching milk little by little - it will be lumpy af but don't panic. Low heat, keep stirring till thick.
If you don't have enough sauce, add more ordinary milk.
Stir in a couple of dessert spoons of creme fraiche - that's what makes it creamy.
Add in the raw and smoked fish (haddock, salmon, prawns). Don't stir too much because it will break up. Big huge handful of chopped fresh parsley, season. Prob won't need to much salt.
Put in dish and top with potatoes or pastry. If using pastry, stick an upside down egg-cup in the middle of the dish first to sort of hold up the pastry lid.

Herland Mon 10-Jun-19 22:59:58

Jamie Oliver's fish pie is a favourite in our house. It is much much lighter and fresher than traditional "white sauce" fish pies and is gluten free.

bobkate Mon 10-Jun-19 23:02:40

Thank you so much. Any ideas why mine might have gone a bit watery before? It wasn't grim, just not really perfect!

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puppylovebaby Mon 10-Jun-19 23:03:28

Jaime Oliver fish pie

Kabloom Mon 10-Jun-19 23:06:23

Secret is to make the sauce really thick so when the liquid comes out of the fish it doesn’t dilute it too much

bobkate Mon 10-Jun-19 23:26:18

Thank you kaboom will have a look ober those recipes in the morning.
Any suggestions for a good pud that would go down well after a lovely, non watery, tasty fish pie?! Again, something that can be prepared the day before would be ideal grin thanks smile

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Solasum Mon 10-Jun-19 23:28:21

Sundaes or Eton mess can be made v quickly. Or a posh lemon tart from a bakery

MsMightyTitanAndHerTroubadours Mon 10-Jun-19 23:31:51

do not cook the fish first, it makes the house stink for days and adds to the wateryness

we like veg in our pies so I put in a layer of frozen peas or spinach, next put on the fish just cut in large chunks, boiled eggs too, and we are also keen on some nice big prawns....then a really thick sauce, then your mash.

put into the oven at about 180-200 until the top is all golden and crisp.

Janus Mon 10-Jun-19 23:33:44

I go for Jamie’s other fish pie recipe!
Omg, it’s a tiny bit of a faff but it’s blooming gorgeous. But has double cream and lots of cheese so not sure it’s entirely what you are looking for! But it is the most ‘special’ fish pie ive ever made.

Giggorata Tue 11-Jun-19 05:52:54

I put some seaweed in my fish pies. It really adds to the flavour.

IHeartArya Tue 11-Jun-19 06:08:51

This is so easy

I add raw prawns as well. I also throw in a few leeks.

I don’t add peas or sweetcorn to it & serve as side instead. I add a dash of white wine.

I also add slightly more mustard & cheese then it says.

Fleetheart Tue 11-Jun-19 06:13:09

I second iheartarya, that is the easiest fish pie in the universe and is invariably very popular with everyone. We had it last night in fact 👍🙂

AnnaNimmity Tue 11-Jun-19 06:21:55

I do the Jamie fantastic fish pie linked below. It's delicious and so easy. The best fish pie recipe by miles.

clucky3 Tue 11-Jun-19 06:25:17

Another vote for Jamie Oliver's recipe here. So much easier than making a white sauce and much healthier

EleanorReally Tue 11-Jun-19 06:31:17

with leeks and hardboiled eggs, instead of prawns

BooseysMom Tue 11-Jun-19 06:33:40

We always use Mary Berry's fish pie recipes but omit the eggs as I don't think it needs them. We have two of her books, At Home and Mary Berry Cooks. The first one has Quite the Best Fish Bake and the latter has Three Fish Pie with Leeks and White Wine..both are equally good.

IHeartArya Tue 11-Jun-19 06:50:08

Your dilemma now will choosing which one wink

clubchair Tue 11-Jun-19 06:50:24

We love the Mary Berry fish pie too and omit the eggs. It is a bit more of a faff to make but really worth it if you're making it for guests. It's a bit less ordinary

bobkate Tue 11-Jun-19 08:57:44

Wahhhh!!! So many to choose from! Thank you all. I will report back. Not quite sure how I am going to choose which recipe though!

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gothicsprout Tue 11-Jun-19 18:53:32

Another vote for the Jamie Fantastic Fish Pie here.

There’s also a really nice veg-heavy one in the Innocent cookbook, ‘Hungry’ - includes leeks, spinach and peas for a Mean Green Fish Pie.

NotMeNoNo Tue 11-Jun-19 18:58:40

Jamie Oliver Ministry of Food one here too. I just use fish pie mix rather than prawns. Normally MN doesn't have a good word for Jamie, glad to see a bit of appreciation. His books are really accessible.

ValleyoftheHorses Tue 11-Jun-19 19:05:59

Definitely JO fantastic fish pie, it’s gorgeous!

bobkate Wed 12-Jun-19 16:29:34

Thank you. I am leaning towards that one as the recipe seems easy to follow and it's for 6 which is how many of us there will be!
I will aim to report back smile

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