Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a little work, but well worth it. An Irish fish pie is wonderful comfort food and a meal in itself. The fish that I used can be replaced by whatever you can get fresh, just make sure you have a firm white fish and a smoked fish. The addition of live mussels is also a great boost.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put the smoked fish into a pan and cover with water. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Drain and cool, then remove bones and skin.
  3. Put the halibut fillet in a pan and cover with water. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Drain and cool.
  5. Flake the fish and put in a bowl.
  6. Drop the prawns into a pan of boiling water and cook until they float.
  7. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  8. Peel and add the prawns to the flaked fish.
  9. Repeat with scallops.
  10. Boil the peeled potatoes for 20 minutes. Drain and dry off over high heat for a minute.
  11. Season with salt and pepper and 2 tbsp butter, then mash.
  12. Meanwhile, make a roux by melting 2 tbsp butter and adding the flour.
  13. Cook for about one minute.
  14. Whisk the fish stock ( a little at a time) into the roux until smooth.
  15. Cook over a low heat for 10 minutes.
  16. Melt the rest of the butter in another saucepan. Add the leeks and mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes -- do not brown them.
  17. Add to the fish and stir in the chopped herbs.
  18. Pour the sauce over the fish and fold together.
  19. Spoon into an oven proof dish and spoon the mashed potatoes on the top.
  20. Smooth level and cook in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.
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