Seafood Pie

Recipe by Hal Taylor
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 1 pie




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