Fantastic Fish Pie

"homey and comforting"
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  • Preheat the oven to 230°C/450°F/gas 8.
  • Put the potatoes into salted boiling water and bring back to the boil for 2 minutes.
  • Carefully add the eggs to the pan and cook for a further 8 minutes until hard boiled, by which time the potatoes should also be cooked.
  • At the same time steam the spinach in a colander above the pan. This will only take a minute. When the spinach is done, remove from the colander and gently squeeze any excess moisture away.
  • Then drain the potatoes in the colander.
  • Remove the eggs, cool under cold water, then peel and quarter them. Place to one side.
  • In a separate pan slowly fry the onion and carrot in a little olive oil for about 5 minutes, than add the double cream and bring just to the boil. Remove from the heat and add the cheese, lemon juice, mustard and parsley.
  • Put the spinach, fish and eggs into an appropriately sized earthenware dish and mix together, pouring over the creamy vegetable sauce.
  • The cooked potatoes should be drained and mashed - add a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and a touch of nutmeg if you like. Spread on top of the fish. Don't bother piping it to make it look pretty - it's a homely hearty thing.
  • Place in the oven for about 25-30 minutes until the potatoes are golden.

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  1. Have made this several times,it's just scrumptious,sod my cholesterol level.<br/>This pie should be made compulsory.
  2. This awesome recipe is from Jamie Oliver's 'The Return of the Naked Chef' cookbook. I love the way he gets so much happening in only one pan (steps 2 to 4). Our family adores this recipe. The main difference for us is the amount of cream used. I prefer to use Jamie's recommended quantity of 285 mls. I'm guessing that more would make it too runny. With 600 mls of cream, I would probably only give four stars, but I haven't tried that approach yet. Also, we think nutmeg is essential, not optional. Try to use fresh ground.
  3. Best ever fish pie - I added all the cream and thought it served 6-8 people, no problem. Good for a special occasion and the fish was delicous cooked quickly at a high temperature.
  4. David cooked this for us at the weekend and boy did it wow. Asked him for the recipe and here I am ?
  5. Delicious! It was definetly to much cream I will use 1/2 next time. I also think I migh try to sautee the spinach with the onions instead of steaming it.


  1. As I have to cut out fats, I used an unsweetened fat free Greek yoghurt instead of double cream, and this came out well, also used a lot less cheese ....because of fat content, but the tartness of the yoghurt made up for that.........otherwise a fantastic recipe thanks for sharing it with us.......Jenny B


i live in sydney and i simply love to bake - i'll need another lifetime at the very least to cook all the things i want to...sigh...i am trying to wade through all the recipes i have earmarked. i do like taking on the challenge of trying to find recipes which are kind to allergy sufferers and try to make things which will not make them stand out in the crowd.
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