Hello everyone and welcome to another food post!
This week is a delicious fish pie recipe that doesn’t really belong to anyone. Every time I make it, I call Richard, James’ dad, to double check the ingredients and the first time I made it a couple of years ago, I half-followed a recipe from the internet. I don’t know which website I used so I can’t link it here but I pretty much make it up as I go along now.
Making a fish pie is pretty simple and doesn’t use too many ingredients. The different types of fish I use are smoked haddock, salmon and prawns. I also added hard boiled eggs and I usually add peas but I completely forgot to buy some. Other ingredients included: spring onion, garlic, sour cream, whole grain mustard, milk, white wine and herbs de provence. I topped the pie with sliced potato and grated cheese.
As with any dish that uses hard boiled eggs, the first thing I did was boil the eggs so that they have time to cool before peeling.
I then sliced the potato and put that on to boil and repeatedly checked it so that the slices didn’t over cook. Once they were cooked, I drained the pan and put them to one side.
After chopping up the spring onion and garlic, I pan fried them in a bit of butter until soft before adding the fish fillets (not the prawns!)
As soon as the fish were placed in the pan, I covered them in milk and white wine and seasoned with herbs de provence and black pepper. I then added a couple of tablespoons of soured cream (you can also use creme fraiche) and a teaspoon of wholegrain mustard and mixed it in without breaking the fish. Sometimes, I use white wine stock pots from Tesco instead of proper wine because I’m not usually a drinker but I decided to buy a bottle to share with James over dinner.
Once the fish had cooked halfway from the bottom up, I turned it over so the other half could cook through and when that was finished, I used my spatula to break up the fish. I then added a packet of prawns and once they were cooked, I transferred the entire mixture into an oven dish and mixed in the hard boiled egg.
To finish off, I layered the potato slices on top and covered with grated cheese. I put them in the oven at 180 fan and kept an eye on it until the cheese had melted (the grill doesn’t work on the oven I was using, otherwise I would have put the dish under the grill until golden brown).
I served the pie with some boiled broccoli and a giraffe baguette and it was delicious!
Do you have a fish pie recipe that you use? Is it similar or different to this one? Let me know in the comments below and definitely get in touch if you decide to make this!
Thanks for reading!