Fish Pie

21 06 2011

We’d not had much fish recently, so I did a fish pie at the weekend.

Ingredients

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180C.

Par-boil the potatoes for mashing. While they are on, grease an oven dish and flake the fish into it. Boil the onion and peas together and add to the fish.

Make the parsley sauce by bringing the milk to a simmering point in a pan, then adding the onion, parsley, flour and butter. Do not combine the flour and butter before you add to the milk! Keep stirring the simmering mixture until it thickens up. You can either pour the mixture straight into the oven dish or strain it first.

Mix the contents of the oven dish together well and spread evenly.

Mash the potato with a couple of tablespoons of milk and cover the fish with it evenly. I find the easiest way to do this is by taking a spoonful of mash and smoothing it off the spoon onto the pie with the back of a fork. Spread the top with a thin layer of butter/margarine. Grate cheese evenly over the top of the mash and put the dish in the oven for about half an hour.

When it’s done, the top should be golden and crispy and the fish should be thoroughly cooked.

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