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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nickejames's picture
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Excellent recipe, made last night for friends and they loved it too! So easy to make and very tasty.

charlo88's picture
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I've used this recipe a few times now, either using all fish or adding prawns. Everytime I make it,it succeeds in leaving clean plates and everyone wanting seconds!!

boznic's picture
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Great! I used a frozen seafood mix (de-frosted) containing prawns, mussels and calimari, and I used smoked cod too. The whole family enjoyed it.

boznic's picture
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Great! I used a frozen seafood mix (defrosted)with prawns mussles and calimari, and fresh smoked cod, the whole family enjoyed it.

lizlemur's picture

This is absolutely delicious. I was amazed and delighted how well this turned out; just the right amount of sauce and really great on the low cal front. I made two a big version and a baby version, leaving out the prawns and using full fat cheese for the baby and he ate the lot and so did we. Will be making this one again

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sorry forgot to rate this recipe

Little.Lisa's picture
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sorry forgot to rate this recipe

Little.Lisa's picture
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great recipe! quick and simple, never tried swede before but tasted really nice. made this for the family went down a treat except for one that didn't like prawns. added mushrooms, peas and sweetcorn in the pie too makeit go further, was plenty to go around.

ginpop's picture

Excellent.Enjoyed by Granddaughters age 4 1/2 and 2 1/2. Used luxury fish selection plus prawns, peas and boiled eggs. No swede but used cheese in and on mash. Not so low fat but good!

cathyjellicoe's picture
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this recipe is quick easy and very very taste!!

kabikaj's picture
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Add a little mustard for wonderful flavour!

jolaidlaw's picture
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this was great. made with cod,haddock and smoked haddock. added prawns to half to please some of the family. much easier than my other fish pie recipe.

krazylegs's picture

i have made many different fish pies but found this one when looking for low fat recipes. Its really tasty and the kids love it,i always add 100g of salmon too and have used coley instead of cod as a really cheap alternative

delsh21's picture
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Very yummy! I'm so pleased I've found a low fat and easy fish pie recipe that also tastes good :-)

zfacherty's picture
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I made this with a couple of packs of Tesco fish pie packs of fresh fish with contain smoked haddock, cod and salmon.
Also added some prawns and peas. Topped with mashed potatoe and parmasan. Delicious, made twice now and will definately be a favourite when we have people over.

lisel1969's picture
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Great low fat meal. I always add vegetables to the filling to make it go further

tarsibull's picture
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Easy to make and tastes great

eleanormayo's picture
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This is really excellent low fat & quick way to make a white sauce, will definitely use this method again. I added leeks to my pie and used cod & prawns. The swede with potato topping made a nice change.

colandol's picture
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oops forgot yo rate it

colandol's picture
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I made this fish pie for my Grandaughter and Parner and ourselves it was delicious we all loved it will make again so easy.
I put peas in the pie and used sweet potaoe and Maris Piper for the topping

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