This is my version of a flavoursome fish pie. The recipe is a quick and easy family meal idea. The cheesy mash topping makes it an ideal comfort food. You can use supermarket frozen fish, there is no need to defrost and tastes just as yummy as fresh. Serve with your favourite vegetables.
Ingredients For the Topping 700g potatoes
3 tsp mustard powder
100g cheddar cheese
For the Filling 200ml milk
400g skinless white fish
100g prawns, cooked and peeled
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp parsley
2 bay leaves
100g plain flour
Heat oven to electric 200°c/fan 180°c/gas mark 6.
Peel, chop and simmer the potatoes for 20 minutes, then drain and mash with butter, milk, mustard, salt and pepper.
Whilst the potatoes are cooking, simmer the milk in a large frying pan. Add the fish, onion and bay leaves then cover and cook for 10 minutes.
Once the fish is cooked, strain the milk into another container and set aside. Break the fish into bite sized pieces.
Melt the butter in a pan and quickly stir in the flour on a low heat. Pour the milk in gradually and mix well. Remove from the heat, season with salt, pepper and parsley.
Mix in the fish and prawns then pour into an ovenproof dish.
Add the mashed potato and spread out evenly with a fork. Top with the grated cheese.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes, until the cheese has melted and is golden brown.