Fish pie

Classic fish pie

Piping the mash onto this family fave adds a simple but stylish finishing touch

By , 04 April 2018

(5 votes)

Classic fish pie
  • 1 Hour 15 Mins

  • Serves: 6

  • Price: £1.71 per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 418g serving contains
  • Energy

    1696KJ

    405KCAL

    20%
  • Fat

    12.5g

    low

    18%
  • Saturates

    5.4g

    low

    27%
  • Sugars

    6.7g

    low

    7%
  • Salt

    1.09g

    low

    18%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 406kJ/97kcal.
Ingredients
  • 570ml milk
  • 1 onion, cut into quarters
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 peppercorns
  • 1kg baking potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 1tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Finely grated zest 1 lemon
  • 1 leek, sliced diagonally
  • 30g plain flour
  • 2 x 340g packs Asda Fish Pie Mix
  • 2tbsp chives, chopped
  • 75g Frozen for Freshness British Garden Peas
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.

  • Put all but 2tbsp of the milk, the onion, bay leaves and peppercorns in a pan and bring to the boil. Take off the heat immediately and set aside.

  • Meanwhile, put the potatoes in a pan of water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15-20 mins until tender. Drain and leave to stand for 5 mins.

  • Return the potatoes to the pan with 20g of the butter, the mustard, lemon zest and the remaining 2tbsp milk. Mash until smooth. Put in a piping bag with a large star attachment.

  • Heat the rest of the butter in a pan with the leek, cover and cook for 10 mins, stirring occasionally. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 min, stirring. Strain the milk into the pan, discarding the bay leaves, onion and peppercorns.

  • Stir the fish, chives and peas into the sauce. Pour into a 2L ovenproof dish. Pipe the mash on top. Put the dish on a baking tray and bake for 30-40 mins until golden. Serve with a side of Green Beans with Garlic Oil & Hazelnuts.