Saturday, 12 January 2013

Recipe: ultimate fish pie

There are recipes that evolve - I start making one recipe, but as I make it over and over again, I realise that I've moved away from the original ingredients and have ended up with a basically new recipe.  
Not this one.  While I tried to move away from my original fish pie recipe, it's never tasted as good as the first one, so at some point I stopped trying to vary it and just stuck with the good old ingredients.  A fish pie, by nature, is one of the more comforting foods available and this one has been a staple in my diet for many, many years!


My favourite Fish pie
inspired from Jamie Oliver

700gr firm white fish, cooked
3 handfuls spinach,  cooked
2 boiled eggs, cut in quarters
2 large potatoes, boiled and mashed with milk

for the sauce:
1 carrot
1 onion
500ml single cream
2 handfuls shredded cheese
1 tsp grainy mustard
juice from 1/2 lemon
salt/pepper/persil


Preheat oven at 210 C.  Make the sauce:  finely chop carrot and onion, fry over medium heat in a tsp of olive oil.  Add cream, let it cook for about 1 minute.  Remove from heat, add remaining ingredients.  In a large dish, start layering in this order:  fish, spinach, eggs.  Cover with sauce and top everything with the mashed potatoes.  Bake for about 25 minutes.  Leave to cool slightly and try not to eat the whole dish!






This post is my entry into Weekend Cooking, a weekly event hosted by Beth Fish Reads.

25 comments:

  1. This sounds pretty nice and easy enough to make. Fish and spinach go well together, so I am sure this is delicious.

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    1. it is and the eggs and mash add an extra comfort !

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    1. I've been trying to add more fish meals into my diet. This looks like a great recipe to try.
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    2. indeed, this is a great way to get fish (it doesn't taste fishy) into one's diet

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  3. This looks great. I'm actually making a fish pie this week for the first time ever and am very excited!

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    1. that's great - let me know how you like it!

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  4. That does look like wonderful comfort food!

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    1. one of my tried-and-trusted comfort foods!

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  5. Oh, I'm pinning this. I think The Child would actually eat it. It's like a fish Shepherd's pie ... total comfort food.

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    1. you're absolutely right - it is like a Shepherd's pie!

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  6. This is exactly my sort of recipe - thanks. Am going to pin it for later reference. Have a great week.

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  7. Yum, definitely giving this one a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Ha! I definitely need advice to not eat it all in one sitting. OMG it sounds so good. Perfect for winter.

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    1. (I was a lady and ate it in one and a half sittings...) ;-)

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  9. I definitely like your style of cooking. I do the same. I figure a recipe is more of a guideline than a must-follow. Your fish pie looks and sounds delicious.

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  10. I would love to try this! I retweeted this, too, because I just love anything to do with pie. :)

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  11. I don't think I've ever had a fish pie. This version sounds very good. I like the spinach and hard boiled egg. Interesting!

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    1. the ingredients go very well with each other!

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  12. Confession time: I've never made a fish pie. This looks fantastic, though - I'm going to have to save your recipe to try soon. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. a very good time to try new recipes!

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