Fish Pie

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Makes 2 servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cooking Time 25 mins
Ingredients

  • 114g fresh cod (cut into 15/20mm cubes)
  • 114g fresh smoked haddock (cut into 15/20mm cubes)
  • 114g fresh salmon (cut into 15/20mm cubes)
  • 226g cooked prawns
  • 900g potatoes
  • 380ml dry white wine sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 220ml milk
  • 170g grated cheese

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Ingredients for the sauce

  • 2 Cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh dill
  • 28g Butter or low fat spread
  • 150ml Dry white wine
  • 200ml Double cream (heavy cream)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

To poach the fish
Method

  • Place the fish in a saucepan or wok, pour in the milk
  • Bring the milk to the boil, turn the heat down and simmer for approximately 8 minutes, the fish should be firm and flake if broken with a fork
  • Put to one side

To prepare the potato
Method

  • Peel the potatoes and cut in half
  • Place the potatoes in a saucepan of cold water, put the lid on the saucepan
  • Bring the water to a boil, turn the heat down and simmer for approximately 20 minutes (depending on the size of the potato)
  • Test the potatoes by pushing a sharp knife into one of the potatoes, it should go in easy without breaking up the potato
  • Drain the water, add 50ml of milk and a knob of butter
  • Use an electric whisk to mash the potatoes
  • Put to one side

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To make the sauce
Method

  • Melt the butter in a large non stick frying pan or wok
  • Add the onions, garlic and cook for a few minutes on a medium heat until the onions are soft
  • Add the wine and cook until the liquid is reduced by half
  • Take off the heat and liquidise
  • Put the sauce back onto a low heat and add plenty of black pepper
  • Add the herbs and stir
  • Pour in the cream and stir
  • Drain any liquid from the fish and add it to the sauce with a squeeze of lemon and heat through
  • Put to one side

Method

  • Place the fish and sauce in a large saucepan or wok, gently bring back up to temperature, do not boil
  • Gently stir in the prawns and heat for 1 minute
  • Use two 600ml oven proof dishes and put half of the mixture in each dish
  • Next, put a layer of the mashed potato over the fish
  • Cover the potato with the grated cheese and put into a pre-heated oven 180°C/350°F gas mark 4 for 10 minutes

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Equipment

  • Two 600ml oven proof dishes
  • Electric whisk
  • Wok

Shopping List

  • 114g fresh cod
  • 114g fresh smoked haddock
  • 114g fresh salmon
  • 226g cooked prawns
  • 900g potatoes
  • 270ml milk
  • 170g grated cheese
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • ½ onion
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chives
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill
  • 28g Butter or low fat spread
  • 150ml Dry white wine
  • 200ml Double cream (heavy cream)
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