Fish pie with swede & potato topping

Fish pie with swede & potato topping

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Cooking time

Ready in about 1¼ hours

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Making fish pie can be a palaver - not this one! Reassuringly simple, and ready in just over an hour

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
359
protein
45g
carbs
36g
fat
5g
saturates
0g
fibre
5g
sugar
0g
salt
1.34g

Ingredients

  • 500g floury potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium swede (weighing about 600g/1lb 5oz), cut into chunks
  • 200g tub low-fat soft cheese with garlic and herbs
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 4 tsp cornflour, blended with 2 tbsp cold water
  • 650g skinless, boneless cod, cut into large chunks
  • 100g cooked peeled prawns
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley

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Method

  1. Cook the potatoes and swede in boiling water until tender (about 20 minutes).
  2. Preheat the oven to 190C/gas 5/fan 170C.While the potatoes and swede cook, put the soft cheese and stock into a large saucepan and heat gently, stirring with a wooden spoon, until blended and smooth. Now add the blended cornflour and cook until thick.
  3. Stir the fish into the sauce with the prawns and parsley. Season with some pepper.
  4. Tip the mixture into a 1.5 litre/2¾ pint baking dish. Drain the potatoes and swede, mash them well and season with black pepper. Spoon the mash over the fish to cover it completely. Bake for 25-30 minutes until piping hot, then transfer to a hot grill for a few minutes to brown the top. Serve with frozen peas or sweetcorn.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2003

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melissatowers's picture
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Fantastic recipe. Looked just like the picture! Everyone enjoyed it. Simple ingredients. Will be a new regular meal for us

kdwg1308's picture

Made this and loved it. Only thing is there's only two of us so is it ok to freeze half before we cook it?

jojorawlinson's picture

I have just made this recipe for a second time and, instead of using turnip with the potatoes as a mash I used carrots.. Still low-fat and very very tasty..

kirsty4278's picture
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Made this with sweet potato and normal potato mash on top and a mixture of salmon and cod inside, also added peas. It was a really tasty quick recipe and will definitely become a regular addition to our dinner menus!

julietulip's picture
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I replaced the swede with sweet potato, and added peas and sweetcorn to the fish mix. My 5 year old initially said "Yuk ... I don't like fish pie" .... but once he started eating it, he asked if we can have it again tomorrow!!! A triumph!!!

vcrmchl's picture

So tasty! Used a Tesco fish-pie mix (cod, haddock and salmon cuts, I think), and didn't bother with the cornstarch. Added peas to the pan while coking the fish, and topped the pie with half fat cheddar before popping in the oven. I've been requested to make it again soon!

simdanjoe's picture
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I used a cocktail of seafood - salmon, smoked haddok, cod and frozen prawns and mushroom. I also used onion and chilli paper, with mashed potato and sweed. It was a treat for the family, all loved it and will definitely make this again. I will increase the cornflour for next time though.

barnesy's picture
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just lovely, i'm not a huge fan of fish but wanted to make something that everyone could eat including my 1 year old grandson, everyone loved it. i used some frozen mixed veg instead of the prawns,

drummers_wife's picture
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excellent low fat recipe!!!
used cod, haddock and salmon to make up the 650g of fish + the prawns and was supperb!!
definelty going to be a great meal for my diet plan
thank you for the recipe!!

devine22's picture
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Loved this recipe used salmon with peas and sweetcorn and added sweet potato instead of the swede and it was so yummy definitely a winner as my son and husband are not fish lovers as such but this is perfect as it's sort of hidden in the sauce will definitely make again

evelynjcooper's picture
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This was well received by my family. The only change I made was to increase the amount of cornflour to 5 tsp as my fish pies always seem to end up too runny. Next time I will use 6 tsp as the sauce was still a touch thin.

adrienneyong's picture
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the only thing i'd add is maybe a bit of milk and butter to the mashed potato and swede, it was lacking in a bit of seasoning. otherwise a lovely easy pie

fishfinder's picture

As a one pot meal I also add some smoked haddock & a layer of spinach in the bottom of the pie dish.

jacoakley's picture

So easy to make and tastes gorgous! :-)

pinkpanther54's picture
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Just made this fish pie for our tea and it was delicious! As this is Monday I had the potato and swede left over from Sunday so that was a good start.Simple to make and I will be recommending this to friends.Oh....I added some mushrooms and peas and a smoked salmon steak....very satisfying.

sparknflame's picture
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This is a very nice alternative to your usual creamy Fish Pie. I added smoked Haddock and salmon to my pie along with grated carrots and celery to complement the smokeness of the fish and the garlic and herbs from the soft cheese sauce, I then chilled it for a few hours and placed some chopped hard-boiled eggs on top of filling before adding the swede/potatoe mash. Was a real winner and will definately add this to my family favourite list!

valeriewomble's picture
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Sorry forgot to rate it. Definitely a 6starrer!

valeriewomble's picture
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Excellent, easy and great comfort food!

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