Fish pie

Fish pie
Makes: 4 portions
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
  • 400 ml milk
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbspn thyme
  • 332 gr white fish
  • 160 gr smoked fish
  • 240 gr green peas
  • 100 gr onion
  • 300 gr carrot
  • 90 gr sweetcorn
  • 10 gr garlic
  • 40 gr butter
  • 40 gr flour
  • 1 kg potatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 lemon
  1. To poach the fish, heat the milk with the thyme and leaves until almost boiling.
  2. 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.
  3. In a different pan, melt the butter. Add all the flour at once and stir together (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. 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.
  4. Dice onion, garlic and carrots and stir fry in some oil until cooked.
  5. Peel and dice the potatoes. Cook in salted boiling water for 15 min or until tender. Drain and mash with some milk, butter and seasoning
  6. Cook the eggs in boiling water for 10 min.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180 °C and grease an ovenproof dish. Mix the cooked onion, garlic, carrot and the sweet corn with the green peas through the sauce. Spread the sauce and vegetables in the dish. Spread the flaked fish on top.
  8. 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 30 min or until golden.
  9. Cook the eggs in boiling water for 10 min. Refresh under cold running water, peel and cut in half.
  10. Serve the fish pie with half a boiled egg, a vegetable of your choice and a slice of lemon.
Stuff to know
It is possible to refrigerate the fish pie after making it and before baking. It will take longer to cook, though.
Ideally, use floury potatoes for the mash.
Add some cooked prawns to the sauce.
You can enrich the mash with some egg yolk to give it a more glossy finish.