Fish pie XL

Fish pie XL
Makes: 50 portions
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  • 3.6 kg white fish
  • 1.6 kg smoked fish
  • 4.5 kg milk
  • 25 gr thyme
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 kg onion
  • 100 gr garlic
  • 3 kg carrots
  • 400 gr butter
  • 400 gr flour
  • 900 gr sweetcorn
  • 3 kg green peas
  • 10 kg potatoes
  • 2 kg milk
  • 250 gr butter
  • 6 kg broccoli
  • 8 lemons
  1. Peel and dice the onion, garlic and carrots.
  2. Peel and dice the potatoes.
  3. To poach the fish, heat the milk with the thyme and bay leaves until almost boiling. Add the fish to the milk (in batches if needed) and poach until cooked. Remove the fish from the milk, let it cool somewhat and flake it.
  4. In a different pan, melt the butter. Add all the flour at once and stir together to make a roux. Cook on a low heat for a couple of minutes. Add some of the fish-milk to the roux and stir until smooth.
  5. Continue adding the milk until you have a smooth sauce. Return to the boil and cook for a couple of minutes to cook out the flour. Season to taste and remove the bay leaves.
  6. Stir fry onion, garlic and carrots in some oil until cooked.
  7. Cook the potatoes in salted boiling water for 15 min or until tender. Drain and mash with some milk and seasoning to taste.
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C and grease an ovenproof dish. Mix with the sauce the cooked onion, garlic, carrot, the sweet and the defrosted green peas.
  2. Spread the sauce and vegetables in the dish. Spread the flaked fish on top.
  3. Cover the fish with the mashed potato. Place some knobs of butter on top of the mash and bake the fish pie in the oven for 20-30 min or until golden.
  4. Serve the fish pie with a vegetable of your choice and a slice of lemon.
Stuff to know
This recipe will make about 50 servings.
It is possible to cook the components ahead of time and only assemble the dish right before baking and serving.
If possible, use floury potatoes to make the puree.
Do not make the mash too soft, you might not need all the milk.

Add some cooked shrimp.
Substitute some white wine for the milk.