Total Time
1hr
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

I got a pack of fish pieces from Asda and thought I'd give making a quick and easy fish pie a try... lots of recipes I found for fish pie have tonnes of ingredients - this is a simple one with just the basics.

Directions

  1. Put the kettle on and boil enough water for the potatoes.
  2. Peal, cut into small chunks and then boil the potatoes in one pan for 10-15 minutes, using knife to tell when tender.
  3. Put the oven onto gas mark 6.
  4. Dice the small onion then sauté for 1-2 minutes in teaspoon of olive oil in another pan.
  5. Then add the packet of fish pie mix and gently fry for 2 minutes in the onions and olive oil, make sure to not let the fish stick.
  6. Add the cup of milk.
  7. Add the tbsp of flour.
  8. Add the tbsp of mustard and stir the milk, flour and mustard thoroughly into the fish mixture. Mustard gives a nice flavour to the sauce without using cheese and also gives it a golden colour, you can omit this if you prefer a handful of cheese.
  9. Simmer for 5 minutes on low heat, stir occasionally to not let sitck.
  10. Then add cup of peas, stir and take off the heat.
  11. Drain potatoes thoroughly, add back to pan, pinch of salt and pepper and put over heat for 2 minutes while mashing to draw out and evaporate last of the water. Mash together with a drizzle (about a tablespoon) of olive oil (add butter if you prefer).
  12. Pour fish mix into oven proof dish.
  13. Carefully spoon over mash potatos and smooth out. I did a quick cross pattern in the mash to make it fluff up and give a nice texture when golden.
  14. Put into the oven for 40 minutes/until golden brown.