Fish Pie

Posted on 01/29/2013 by phenomenal

After a little research of British cuisine, I decided to make a fish pie!

2 lbs white potatoes, cut into pieces
1 carrot, shredded
2 sticks celery, shredded
5 oz Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 lemon
2 1/4 lbs tilapia, cut into pieces
4 oz shrimp, cleaned and peeled
olive oil
1 handful baby spinach
2 tomatoes, quartered


1. Preheat oven to 400. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the potatoes and cook for 12 minutes. Once the potatoes are tender, mash together with several glugs of olive oil.

2. Place the grated carrot, celery, and cheese together in a baking dish. Zest the lemon into the baking dish. Cut the tilapia into bite size pieces. Mix the tilapia, shrimp, spinach, and tomatoes in with the grated vegetables.

3. Spread the mashed potatoes on top of the dish. Bake for 40 minutes.

* serves 6
sailorman82 Fish dinner..31st-Jan-2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
This recipe actually sounds pretty good, I might make it for myself just cut down on the size of ingredients. Unfortunately, I'm about the only one that eats fish in my house.
cygninae 31st-Jan-2013 08:24 pm (UTC)
The husband loves a fish pie, and I'm praying he's not going to glance over my shoulder and see the words fish pie, otherwise he'll be nagging me to make it for him next week! Having said that, I use a completely different style for mine (a far less healthy version), there's so many varients of fish pie over here in the UK, that there's no one true recipe for it.

For the base, I use a white fish, prawns (shrimp) and smoked fish, which I first poach in milk, which is then used to make a white sauce. I'll season it with salt and pepper and a touch of nutmeg. For the potato mash, I opt for butter and milk and will add grated cheese on top before baking. I did say it was far less healthy, didn't I ?!;)
annaonthemoon 1st-Feb-2013 12:40 am (UTC)
(LJ ate my reply, so sorry if this posts twice)

That's pretty similar to what I make, too. I poach haddock and salmon in milk, then make parsley sauce with the milk. A layer of peas, then mashed cauliflower (I don't eat poatoes), and cheese on top!
xalle 5th-Mar-2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
Yup me too. We add boiled eggs to ours an usually use some peas as well. I find the tomato an odd addition to this recipe. Don't think I fancy that and without smoked fish of some sort, I don't think *really* you can call it a british fish pie.
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phenomenal 6th-Mar-2013 01:18 am (UTC)
Blame Jamie Oliver! :P

on second glance though, he did use smoked fish. I don't even know where to buy that!

But that's where the tomatoes came from.

Edited at 2013-03-06 01:19 am (UTC)
sashimi_salad 31st-Jan-2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
Oooh... GLUG!

Love that! and this looks like a really simple recipe to follow. I may make this this weekend, only perhaps adding some whitesauce, if I feel like making it, hehehe!
alicephilippa 1st-Feb-2013 01:14 pm (UTC)
At one time we'd just get the offcuts from the fishmonger as the base for a basic fish pie. It would then have bits of cod, plaice, haddock, maybe a few prawns, maybe some smoked haddock. Poach the fish in some milk. Use the milk to make a basic white sauce. Chuck fish and white sauce in an overproof dish, cover with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle top with a bit of cheese. Bake in medium-hot oven until top starts to brown.

Now rather than sell the offcuts for very little money, they sell bags of 'fish pie mix'.
Jeany Canencia Satomera 2nd-Feb-2013 07:25 am (UTC)
it seems so yummy!!!
missbrandon 3rd-Feb-2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
I don't know that is something like fish pie. I must say my sister about that. Se's like cooking.
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barryatlbch 5th-Mar-2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
I admit that I have never tried this before, but the ingredients and directions sound easy enough to make. It sounds great!
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