Fish Pie

If you can't decide on any one type of fish then why not buy a selection and make this fish pie. I like to use smoked haddock, cod, salmon and for a special occasion two or three scallops.

In: Meals

Submitted by Christine Stocks

  Cooking temperature: 150°C

Makes/Serves: people


  • 500 g Fish
  • 4 Potatoes
  • 0.5 pint Milk
  • 50 g Butter
  • 50 g Plain Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Parsley


  1. Firstly, boil the potatoes for 20 mins in salted water. Drain and mash them well, adding a little milk and butter if you like.
  2. Meanwhile poach the fish gently in the milk, adding a few peppercorns and a bay leaf for flavour.
  3. Drain the fish, saving the milk for the sauce, and keep it warm.
  4. Melt the butter in a saucepan and then stir in the flour. Gradually add the saved milk and bring to the boil stirring all the time. The sauce should be fairly thick.
  5. Carefully fold in the fish, add the lemon juice, parsley and some seasoning.
  6. Place this mixture into a large pie dish, pile the mashed potatoes on top and bake for about 25 mins until nicely brown.
You can add grated parmesan on top for extra flavour, or decorate the pie with some sliced tomatoes. The pie looks great when served with green vegetables, such as peas or french beans.