Classic Fish Pie – Kerryann Dunlop

Fish pie is a delicious and easy dish that anyone can make. It only requires you to poach fish, cook sauce, and bake it. It is a healthy recipe that kids will also enjoy.


• 320 grams frozen white fish fillets
• 320 grams frozen salmon fillets
• 300 grams frozen peeled cooked prawns
• 300 grams frozen peas
• 80 grams unsalted butter
• 80 grams plain flour
• 4 black peppercorns
• 1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley
• 1 fresh bay leaf
• 1 lemon (for zest and juice)
• 1.2 liters whole milk
• 1/4 medium onion (peeled)
• Sea salt
• Freshly ground black pepper
• Basic mash made with 3 kg Maris Piper or King Edward potatoes


For the fish:
Set solid pan over a medium heat.
Pour 2 pints whole milk.
Add onion, black peppercorns, bay leaf, and parsley leaves.
Add all the frozen fish.
Let it cook for 15 minutes or until the fish meat is tender enough to break.
Drain the liquid and set aside.
Transfer fish fillets to a bowl.
Set aside.

For the sauce:
Set a saucepan over medium heat.
Add butter and let it melt.
Add flour and mix well.
Pour milk and stir well.
Pour more milk and whisk the mixture.
Add more milk and whisk the mixture thoroughly until it has silky smooth sauce texture.
Sprinkle salt, freshly ground black pepper, lemon zest and juice, and finely chopped parsley.
Add the cooked prawns and peas.
Mix well.
Turn off the heat.

Preheat oven at 220 C.
Spoon over the sauce and pour it on a baking dish.
Evenly spread it on the bottom.
Flake the fish fillets on top of the sauce.
Spoon over the remaining sauce on top of the fish flakes spread.
Evenly spread it and smooth it on the edges.
Top it off with mashed potatoes mixture.
Place inside the oven and let it bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven.
Transfer to a plate and serve.

Tips and ideas:

You can pair it up with some lettuce or broccoli as a side dish.

Classic Fish Pie - Kerryann Dunlop
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