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Traditional Fish Pie for Good Friday

Apr 07, 2023

It's Good Friday today and lots of people like to serve fish traditionally. This fish pie recipe is a classic and a crowd pleaser! Enjoy


For the potato topping:

500g potatoes, peeled 

Large knob of butter

For the filling:

400g mixed fish – we are using salmon, cod, smoked haddock and prawns, cut into bite sized pieces

1 onion, sliced

1 leek, sliced

200mls of milk

15g flour 

15g butter

A Bay Leaf

A little nutmeg

A few sprigs of parsley


Boil the potatoes for 15-20 mins or until cooked through.Drain and mash with a knob of butter, some salt and pepper. Set aside

In the meantime, place the milk into a saucepan and when it is almost boiling add the fish, onion and Bay Leaf

Gently simmer for 5-10 minutes until the fish is just coked – be careful not to overcook the fish

Strain the fish reserving the liquid

Melt the butter in the pot, add the leek and gently fry until softened.

Stir in the flour to make a roux, making sure it is cooked out for a few moments – then start adding the reserved milk bit by bit, stirring until the sauce is smooth

Allow to boil until thickened

Remove from the heat and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg and add the parsley

Heat the oven to 200c, 180c, gas mark 6

Put the fish into a baking dish and pour the sauce over it

Top with the mash potato and place in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown


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