Saturday, 14 July 2012

Fish Pie

Fish Pie

Serves 4 to 5

Ingredients:

500-800g (18 - 28 oz) white fish
6 medium-large potatoes
2 eggs

250 g (9 oz) mushrooms
500ml (1 pint) parsley sauce (see below)

About 1½  cups grated hard cheese, for example Cheddar, Emmental, Cantal

Method:


Hard boil the eggs.
Boil the potatoes.
Steam the mushrooms lightly.


Remove the skin and cut the fish into bite size pieces, place in a saucepan and add enough milk to just cover the fish.


Heat the fish and milk, stirring occasionally, until the milk starts to boil. At this point, turn the heat off, cover with a lid and leave for 10 minutes. The fish will be suitably cooked after this time.


Remove the fish from the pan and keep the milk to make the parsley sauce with later.


Flake the fish into a fairly large oven dish, removing any bones that may be in it.


Chop the eggs and add to the fish mixture mixing well.


Make parsley sauce using the milk kept from cooking the fish.


Pour enough sauce over the fish and egg mixture to moisten and mix in.


Slice the mushrooms and arrange them over the top of this mixture.


Mash the potatoes with butter and milk, and then spoon over the fish, egg and parsley sauce mixture.  Spread evenly with a fork.


Sprinkle with the grated cheese.


Place in a medium oven (180ºC, 350ºF) until browned -  for about ½ to ¾ of an hour.


Serve with the remaining parsley sauce, peas and carrots, or a salad.


Parsley Sauce

2 Tablespoons butter
2 Rounded tablespoons flour
2 cups milk left from cooking the fish (or as much as required to make a the sauce)
4 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped finely (or 2 tablespoons dried parsley)
Seasoning to taste
Melt the butter in a saucepan.
Add the flour and seasoning and blend well.
Add the milk, little by little, stirring continuously until the sauce is thick and creamy.
Remove from heat and stir in the parsley.


Note 1: Adding a few slices of fresh tomato before spreading the mashed potato is also very nice

Note 2. I added a couple of grated cloves of garlic to the parsley sauce for extra flavour. 


This was a really nice dish and worth the little extra trouble- also a very light meal.



Enjoy


 About me Before the Charente updated 14 July 2012

74 comments:

  1. Yum! I love fish and potatoes together ;-)

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  2. Joyful this is a particularly delicious recipe. Have a good day Diane

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  3. We are bif fans of fish pie, so it won't be long before I give your recipe a try!

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  4. Gaynor this is the best we have tried, hope that you enjoy. Diane

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  5. Anything with potatoes gets my vote Diane! And I love fish :)

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  6. You know, I love fish pie, but I never make it. One of the reasons is that I don't have a good recepie. This one looks good and I trust your culinary tastes, so I'll definitely try it out.

    Have a lovely Sunday. It is raining in London, non stop and quite heavily. I have given up on summer!!!

    Red

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  7. Roger says we'll be round for some later :)It's one of his favourite meals and yours looks good.

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  8. How could it get better than this??? A perfect fish pie. You don't see them much here in the states, crazy right? It's such a great dish and yours is GORGEOUS!!!

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  9. Hi Diane, your fish pie look delicious. Look like it's a great combo fish with potato. :)

    Have a nice weekend.

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  10. Dolly I will remember this recipe when you come to visit :) Diane xx

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  11. Boye By Red I really hope that you enjoy it, we think it is quite delicious.

    The weather here is also rubbish!!! Diane

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  12. Kerry I have roast tonight, so you had better make it tomorrow :)) xx

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  13. lostpastremembered it is one of our favourite dishes I am surprised they are not popular in the States! Perhaps my post will produce more Fish Pies over there :) Diane

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  14. Amelia we think this pie is just perfect, unless you are one of the people who do not like fish then you can't go wrong with this recipe. Diane

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  15. DEAR DIANE, THIS A VERY SPECIAL RECIPE, AND I'M SURE IT'S DELICIOUS, I'LL TRY IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, AND WILL TELL YOU LATER, TAKE CARE

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  16. Mmmm looks good enough to eat! :-)

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  17. Pamela I am sure you will enjoy, there is nothing to dislike about this dish. Have a good week Diane

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  18. Steve it is really delicious, Nigel says it is one of the best :) Hope you have a good week Diane

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  19. UN PLATO REALMENTE DELICIOSO!!!
    Saludos AMIGA :)

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  20. Te de Ternura, Saludos y gracias por el comentario. Es delicioso. Buena semana Diane

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  21. Good morning my dear Diane, How are you sweetheart?

    What a delicious dish and yes very healty too, this pie reminds me the ones that my mother in-law makes for us when we visit her, she lovessss to cook and she is great at it.

    Hugs and blessings to you my dear friend.
    Walkiria
    PS: Thank you so much for visiting my blog and nice comment

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  22. Hmmmm ... something different. I'll stick to the apple pie though as I'm a creature of habit.

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  23. Walkiria this really is a tasty dish, and if you like fish, this is a really good meal. When my husband puts it as one of his favourites I know it has to be good.

    Keep well and enjoy the week. Hugs Diane

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  24. Stephen maybe a creature of habit but if you like fish this really is good. If you are not fond of fish then I understand:) My husband classes this as one of his top ten !! Diane

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  25. Diane I have never had this type of fish pie. It must be good with all of these quality ingredients in there!

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  26. Lyndsey I highly recommend this pie it is very yummy. Keep well Diane

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  27. Wow, fish pie is really new to me but it looks and sound yummy.

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  28. Hi Diane! I would love a fish pie but the kids do not eat fish ! I may try a small one sometime for hubs and myself:) This sounds delicious...I love parsley sauce! Have a great week:)
    ~Anne

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  29. chubskulit, if you and the family like fish then please give this a try, it is delicious. Take care Diane

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  30. Anne I am sorry that the children do not like fish, it is so healthy. Maybe one day when they are visiting friends you could cook it for yourself and your husband. It is so good. Keep well Diane

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  31. Great classic dish and an excellent recipe. My wife thinks that the addition of eggs in a fish pie is the work of the devil but I love them and so keep them at one end of the pie and hope that I divide it up correctly.

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  32. We love fish and with our location on the Gulf of Mexico, we get an abundance of fresh fish in many varities. Your recipe sounds delicious and I would serve it with some sliced red tomatoes drizzled with a light vinaigrette... miam-miam!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  33. Phil in the Kitchen, ha ha I also hope that you get the correct half, I should hate the fish pie to cause a family dispute :-)) Diane

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  34. Genie, sounds yummy with drizzled tomato. Have a good day. Diane

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  35. I'm copying that one. It sounds healthy and delicious.

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  36. diane b I am sure you will enjoy, it really is worth the little bit of effort to have such a lovely pie. One pie does the two of us for two days so it is a bonus that I only have to warm it up the following day :)) Diane

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  37. J'aime beaucoup ce pâté de poisson.
    J'en mangerai avec plaisir.
    A bientôt

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  38. The fish pie sounds so tasty Diane =)

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  39. Sonia it is yummy :) Have a good week. Diane

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  40. Nadji, Quand vous venez à dîner? LOL, A bientôt. Diane

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  41. Peggy G it not only looks it it tastes it as well, or we think so. Thanks for your visit and comment. Have a good day. Diane

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  42. My husband would LOVE this! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  43. Sara Louise I hope that you both enjoy it, we loved it. Bonne journée. Diane

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  44. It looks and sounds wonderful Diane.

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  45. Pam if you like fish give it a try as it really is good. Have a good day Diane

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  46. The Café Sucré Farine not sure about it being unique but it is very good :) Keep well. Diane

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  47. Fish pie is a favourite of mine because it taste delicious and my "innards" like it too. It isn't a dish I grew up with, except when staying with my paternal grandparents - oh, Dad's mother was an amazing cook.

    Back in May, when staying with my parents, I made one based on Jamie Oliver's decadent version (that includes cream rather than a white sauce) with some smoked fish. It was a hit with my Folks!

    Hope you are now getting some good weather, Michelle xxx

    (Zebby is making the most of being a senior cat by sleeping)

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  48. Michelle how good it is to hear from you. I am sure you would love this dish it is delicious.

    Our weather has been rubbish, we have just had 2 days of sunshine and we thought things were picking up but we were wrong, the rain is back today!

    Hugs to you and Zebby. Take care and look after yourself. Diane

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  49. By coincidence my latest post is also a fishy one, thanks for the recipe.

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  50. What a wonderful dish. It is sad, I am not a great fish eater, but would try to make this. It looks great.
    Hope all is well with you..things here have been very hot/humid..can't seem to get going. Not complaining,better than winter..but it does take the starch out of you.
    Have a good weekend.xoCarolyn

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  51. Love Fish Pie Diane, I bet your's is very very tasty :-) take care and hopefully chat soon. xx

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  52. Carolyn we would be happy with eating fish every day, love it! Please send some of your heat this way, I am fed up with wearing jerseys in the middle of summer!! Have a good day Diane

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  53. Torviewtoronto and it tastes so good. Take care Diane

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  54. Anne maybe I will get the chance to cook it for you one day :) Have a good weekend and take care Diane x

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  55. It sounds great! We try to eat fish 2 to 3 times a week, and I'm always looking for new ideas. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  56. i've never eaten a fish pie, this looks wonderful and parley sauce sounds like a great choice to it!!

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  57. Margie this would be an easy dish to double up and make for a large family. I am sure that you would enjoy. Diane

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  58. Lena you have no idea what you are missing, this is a really yummy dish. Enjoy your weekend. Diane

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  59. Linda if you like fish this is a really nice dish. Have a great weekend. Diane

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  60. perfect dish to celebrate our national holiday today :)

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  61. This is a quite common meal here, but we use codfish mainly.

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  62. This is Belgium hope you have a good day. Keep well Diane

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  63. JM I am surprised at the number of people who have never had fish pie. It is also common here. Diane

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  64. Diane, I've never heard of fish pie, but it sounds really good. We have fish boils here, with fish, carrots, onions and potatoes in a gravy of butter, parsley, milk and s&p. I like the way with yours, having eggs and with the potatoes mashed over all. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

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  65. Pam please give this a try it is delicious and I am sure that you would love it. Take care Diane

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  66. Hi Diane .. thanks for this recipe - I was going to do fish pie for friends who are coming down for the Service ... so an excellent reminder - with those added extras .. parsley and tomato slices ... and the veg - they'll be so fresh now ..

    Sounds delicious ... cheers Hilary

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  67. Hilary fish pie is a great dish for visitors, I hope that you enjoy.
    Have a good day despite the fact you will be saying your goodbyes. My thoughts will be with you. Diane

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  68. The pie looks so inviting dear...

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  69. Vimitha Anand thanks so much for the visit and the comment. The pie is quite scrumptious :) Diane

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  70. I have never eaten fish pie before, sounds yummy.

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  71. Words Of Deliciousness you have no idea what you are missing :) Keep well Diane

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