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The Ultimate Fish Pie

This classic dish, fish pie is a crowd-pleaser in many homes. And being packed with fish, and lovely convenient frozen peas, and topped with mash it's a great option for families. Totally delicious!

The Ultimate Fish Pie

If you have allergies, please check the recipe before eating or handling it, and please take care in cooking.

The important things: 

Prep time:  40 mins.     

Cook time:  45 mins

Total time:  1 hour 25 mins. 

Serves: 6


300g cod loin
200g skinned and boned salmon fillet
175g smoked haddock fillet
1 onion, cut into quarters
1 bay leaf
80g plain flour
80g unsalted butter
800ml semi-skimmed milk
Large handful of chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
3 medium eggs
180g raw prawns
125g frozen garden peas
2 x 109g Idahoan Cheddar Cheese Perfect Mash
50g mature cheddar cheese, grated


Place the fish into a large saucepan with the onion and bay leaf. Pour over the milk, which should just cover the fish. Place over a medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then remove from the heat and gently lift the fish out of the milk and into a bowl. Flake when slightly cooled. Reserve the milk, discarding the bay leaf and onion. Make the milk up to 800ml by using some extra milk if necessary.

Melt the butter in the same pan and stir in the flour. Cook for 1 minute over a medium heat, then remove from the heat and gradually add the milk, whisking until all is combined into a smooth sauce. Place back over the heat and bring to a simmer while stirring, then cook for 2 minutes until thickened and smooth. Stir in the parsley and season.

Preheat the oven to 190°C, 170°C fan, Gas Mark 5. Bring a small pan of water to the boil and cook the eggs for 7 minutes, drain and run under cold water. Peel off the shells then cut into quarters.

Scatter the fish into a 1.5-2 litre ovenproof dish and top with the prawns, egg and peas. Pour the sauce over everything in the dish, gently shaking to make sure the sauce runs to the bottom around all the fish.

Prepare the Idahoan Cheddar Cheese Perfect Mash to packet instructions. Spoon the mash on top of everything in the dish. Sprinkle with the grated cheddar cheese.

Put the dish on a baking sheet and cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until bubbling and golden at the edges.

This lovely recipe is courtesy of Idahoan Perfect Mash. 

You can find more recipes and information over on their website:

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