Creamy fish pie

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Serves: 4

By penguinmum

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  • 40g butter

  • 250ml milk

  • 25g flour

  • 1 handful dill chopped

  • 25g cheese grated

  • 2 eggs hardboiled, quartered

  • 142ml sour cream

  • 100g peeled prawns

  • 750g potatoes

  • 500g smoked haddock


  1. Preheat oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Parboil the potatoes in their skins for 10 minutes, cool.
  3. Poach the fish in milk for 3-4 minutes. Drain, reserving the liquid. Flake the fish, place in an ovenproof dish with the prawns and eggs.
  4. Melt 25g (1oz) butter and stir in the flour, then cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  5. Add the reserved milk and stir until boiling and thickened. Add the cream, herbs, salt and pepper to taste. Pour the mixture evenly over the fish.
  6. Peel and coarsely grate the potatoes. Melt the remaining butter in a pan, stir in potatoes. Spread over the filling and season and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Serve hot with fresh vegetables.

Additional Information

  • Potato

  • Shellfish

  • Fish

  • Main Course

  • Gluten Free

  • Nut Free

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  • garciasangria 25/11/09 21:14

    This was GORGEOUS! The pot of sour cream in the sauce made it much lighter than a regular bechamel, which can be a bit sticky and heavy in a fish pie. I'm also not a fan of mash on a fish pie - soft fish, creamy sauce, mooshy can all be a bit like baby food. But, the grated par boiled pots on this was perfect. The only change I made was leaving out the eggs (didn't have any in), and doubled the weight of prawns...used the big king prawns on offer in Tesco this week. This recipe is a keeper for me, thanks so much for sharing it.

  • womblingfree 24/11/09 10:42

    You've just reminded me of the fish pie I made last winter with grated potato topping with a bit of bacon and shallots mixed in - I know what we're having for dinner now!

  • jennycog12 20/11/09 16:16

    Lovely recipe, equally good made with sweet potatoes and liquidised for a sweeter combination of flavours that was helpful with weaning.

  • NK4767f49cX12048226622 20/11/09 08:11

    Great receipe, nice and easy and I agree - so much better for no mashed potato - although grating the potato is a messy job :-)

  • penguinmum 02/02/08 11:22

    Fish pie with a difference. I don't like mash so the potato on this one was a welcome change.