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    Fisherman's Pie

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    55 mins

    35 mins

    20 mins

    WI Cheesehead's Note:

    This is from the book The Illustrated Step-By-Step Cook. If you don't like biting into onions, the onion is only used to infuse a flavor. You skim it out.

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    1. 1
      Wash, peel and cut potatoes into pieces. Half-fill a saucepan with water, add salt, then the potatoes and brig to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, until tender. Drain thoroughly, then add milk, butter, salt & pepper and mash. Beat until fluffy and season to taste; set aside.
    2. 2
      Peel and quarter onion. Pour the remaining milk into a saute pan, then add the peppercorns, bay leaves and onion quarters. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat. Cover and let stand in a warm place to infuse for about 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      With a sharp knife, cut each of the fillets across into pieces and add to the milk; cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes, depending on thickness. It should flake easily when tested with a fork.
    4. 4
      Transfer the fish to a large plate, using a slotted spoon; reserve the cooking liquid. Let fish cool, then flake with a fork.
    5. 5
      Gently melt the 6 T butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 30-60 seconds, until foaming. Remove from the heat and pour the reserved fish cooking liquid through a sieve into the butter and flour mixture.
    6. 6
      Whisk the liquid into the sauce, then return to the heat and cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce boils and thickens. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the parsley.
    7. 7
      Preheat the oven to 350°F Grease a 10-inch (2-liter) casserole dish. Coarsely chop the hard-boiled eggs. Ladle a third of the sauce into the bottom of the dish.
    8. 8
      Spoon the flaked fish on top of the sauce, in an even layer. Cover with the remaining sauce, then distribute the shrimp evenly on the surface. Sprinkle the chopped hard-boiled eggs over the top.
    9. 9
      Spread the mashed potatoes on top, so it is covered completely. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, until the potato topping is brown and the sauce bubbles around the edge. Serve hot.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fisherman's Pie

    Serving Size: 1 (473 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 543.3
    Calories from Fat 254
    Total Fat 28.2 g
    Saturated Fat 16.6 g
    Cholesterol 276.9 mg
    Sodium 751.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 34.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    Sugars 1.4 g
    Protein 36.7 g

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