Tuesday, 20 March 2012

1-2-3 fish pie

i love feeding my kids fish pie. it feels like the ultimate wholesome meal, covering most of the food groups - fish, potatoes and vegetables plus lots of luscious calcium and protein filled butter, cheese and milk. i try to keep mine simple - it is three nice and easy steps to make it. here we go:

preheat the oven to 200C
put 700g of chopped potatoes on to boil

1. the fish - butter a pie dish and put chunks of fish (a fillet of salmon, cod or haddock) plus about 15 prawns in the bottom. i also like to add cherry tomatoes (halved)

2. the sauce - 
melt 25g butter in a saucepan
saute for 2mins: a chopped onion, 2 cloves of garlic chopped and crushed and one diced carrot
add 3 tbspns flour and stir until the butter is absorbed
slowly add 3/4pint milk letting the sauce thicken as you stir 
add a pinch of salt, pepper & nutmeg
add a large handful of broccoli florets (or frozen peas) and a cup of grated parmesan and stir for a few minutes.
pour the sauce over the fish & prawns
3. the mash - drain the boiled potatoes and add 25g butter and a big splash of milk - mash and spread over the fish pie doing quaint patterned lines with a fork - why do we do these is it just tradition?
 
Bake for 30mins
my kids enjoyed this but did not appreciate what had become mushy broccoli when i reheated it the next day. you may want to cook broccoli on the side or try adding peas to the pie instead

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