Fish pie with swede & potato topping

Fish pie with swede & potato topping

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(85 ratings)

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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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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!

hmichaelcummings's picture
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Sorry forgot to rate it

Mike

hmichaelcummings's picture
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I used sweet potato (yam) and a cheap fish bits from Tesco, fish stock cube and some leftover takeaway tarka dal and mushroom curry from the weekend.

Frugal it was but as my partner is Gluten intolerent it went down the alimentary canal a treat. I liked it as well.

laurahartley's picture
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lovely - everybody liked it - will be doing again.

swimvicky's picture
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Love this recipe, easy to make, low fat and delicious. A true winter warmer.

catwos5's picture
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The whole family loved this recipe. Very easy, low fat and tasty. Yummy.

judieh's picture
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One of my go to favourites. I often mix in smoked fish to lift the flavour. It's a great way to use up the enormous swedes that come in my fortnightly veg box.

yvadpe's picture
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The tubs of processed cheese gave this dish an odd, grainy ready-meal texture and aftertaste when compared to a fish pie made using sauce made from scratch. Unlikely to make again.

allyabc123's picture

Bev - yes it's the generic version of Philadelphia cheese so just use a tub of the low fat or Philly light equivalent where you are - combinations of fromage frais, creme fraiche and yoghurt will also work well with your own garlic & choice of herbs added - I swap for dill or basil in mine

minyama's picture

could you please let me know what "soft cheese
is - we live in Australia and perhaps it is something similar to Philadelphia cheese??

I want to make the fish pie.

Thanks

Bev Harrison

btravis's picture

First attempt at a fish pie and I found it to be extremely easy, even my husband was impressed! This will certainly be a regular meal in our house.

allendeath's picture
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This was ok but I don't think I will be making it again as I prefer a fish pie with a runny texture to the filling. In this recipie the filling was quite solid, if I did make it again then I think it wouldbe best to omit the cornflour for a runny consistency.

duxelle's picture
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The easiest fish pie I've ever made and it was delicious - even my partner whose not too keen on fish pies thoroughly enjoyed it.

sdgcd01's picture
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The first meal I cooked for my husband back in 2003 when it first appeared in GFM. We've tried the recipe with so many different combinations of fillings - it works perfectly every time. Brilliant

zenalae's picture
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i made this last night, with sweet potato top and half normal cod, half smaoked cod and king prawns. went down really well but the sauce was a little too runny for me, even though i added an extra teaspoon of cornflour! would make again though.

rachel2728's picture

Amazing the best fish pie ever and really simple to make. I used salmon, cod and prawns and used a combination of the garlic mousse cheese and the herb mousse cheese from Lidl. My one year old loved it so much he had two portions!

g3mmawild's picture
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Sooooooo tasty, yet so simple! I've made this several times now including for a family meal, and everyone loved it!
For someone new to cooking this is perfect to impress!

messyjessie86's picture
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I usually substitute some of the cod for a fish pie mix, both for variety and the fact that cod is so expensive these days. A very tasty recipe, I usually rotate this recipe with the more indulgent one on this site. Both are tasty recipes, but the other isn't so saintly for your waistline!:)

lwills's picture
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Made this last night for my partner and me. Didn't have many potatoes, so used a couple of sweet potatoes and 2 parsnips instead of swede. Also used half fat creme fraiche instead of the cheese, I find it's generally cheaper then some soft cheese, and can be used in more recipes.

It tasted fantastic, I've tried a few fish pie recipes and this is definately the best! Adaptable too, throw in some peas or spinach into the sauce, or a splash of white wine!

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