Spring fish pie

Spring fish pie

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

A special after-work supper treat - easily doubled if you've got friends over

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
529
protein
44g
carbs
41g
fat
22g
saturates
7.7g
fibre
4.9g
sugar
6.5g
salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 250g bag washed leaf spinach
  • 450g small new potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 300g skinless, boneless white fish fillet, cut into large chunks
  • 100g half-fat crème fraîche
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C /gas 7. Tip the spinach into a colander sitting in the sink and tip the potatoes into a saucepan. Bring a kettle full of water to the boil and pour enough over the potatoes to cover and slowly pour the rest over the spinach to wilt it. Bring the potatoes to the boil and cook for 8-10 mins until tender, then drain and roughly mash.
  2. Leave the spinach to cool, then squeeze out excess water with your hands. Scatter the spinach over the bottom of 2 individual or 1 small ovenproof dish leaving two gaps for the eggs. Crack the eggs into the gaps, then season with salt and pepper. Distribute the fish over the spinach and eggs. Spread over the crème fraîche and drizzle with the lemon juice. Loosely spoon over the potatoes, drizzle over the olive oil, then bake for 20-25 mins until the top is crispy and golden and the sauce is bubbling at the sides. Leave to stand for a few mins, then serve straight from the dish.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2006

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janet_birch's picture
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Have made this for a couple of years now and vary the ingredients a lot. My favourite is adding splosh of white wine, a touch of mustard, and some dill to the sauce with some grated cheese on the top. But it's a brilliant basic concept to start with.

Splushka's picture

Really good recipe and very simple, however if you follow the original recipe it ends up being rather bland. I'm going to add more salt and pepper and parsley next time, maybe even a thing layer of Dijon mustard.

Daisy@Cheaperseeker's picture

Fish pie is my favorite! Everything was cooked perfectly and it was very simple to do.If you like it,make it!

bluefish7204's picture

Just made this pie and it's GORGEOUS! Made it exactly as per recipe and added lots of black pepper at all stages - nice and creamy, very tasty, very healthy. Will definitely make it again.

jay1wright's picture
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I love fish pie. However I have never made my own...until tonight. My wife wasn't keen on the idea but who cleaned her plate first... Very simple to make, I managed to pick up a fish pie mixed pack of fresh fish from morrisons which had salmon, haddock and smoked haddock. Lots of flavours. Creamy from the creme fraiche and lumpy mash was great to top it off. Recipe worked really well, might add some grated cheese to the top once out of the oven so it melts into the mash. Loved it, and will make again.

nickernoo's picture
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Made many times, we use salmon. Really make sure you drain the spinach well and add plenty of seasoning. I also add a crushed garlic clove and some Parmesan to the creme fraishe and sprinkle grated cheddar on top. Very good. And quick!

flinda's picture
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love this recipe, the only fish pie my daughter will eat. It has become a family classic.

islanegra's picture
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I made it twice, on the first day I made it as per recipe and it was a bit bland. I already upgraded this recipe by using the finest portuguese solted cod but it wasn't just right. the very next day I made it again. I upgraded mashed potatoes by adding chopped onions and garlic goldenned for 2min on the sprinkle of the olive oil. Only then I was 100% satisfied with a dish! I will make it again :)

daughter2's picture

Not sure about this recipe,found the egg a bit strange.

rhaylock's picture
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This is great, used fish pie mix from tesco's so had a nice variety, will defientely be increasing the portion size and making for my whole family!

thegail's picture
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this is a fab basic recipe but you can pimp it up a little by using a mix of white and smoked fish with a couple of prawns added in if you have them- I also add a handful of low fat mature cheddar and a teaspoon of mustard (english/dijon or wholegrain) to the sauce before cooking. Yum

jessicarosenewell's picture
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Made it last night and it worked very well. Everything was cooked perfectly and it was very simple to do. I did add a little more creme fraiche and added a sprinkling of grated cheese on top of the potatoe.

Princesspouty82's picture
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Made this last night and it went down a storm. Very easy to make and so delicious!

Princesspouty82's picture
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Made this last night and it went down a storm. Very easy to make and so delicious!

Princesspouty82's picture
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Made this last night and it went down a storm. Very easy to make and so delicious!

saclian's picture
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Used salmon and added some french herbs and half a clove of garlic to the creme fraiche. Turned out great!

n0nie78's picture
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I would highly recommend you use a wide, shallow dish for this rather than the small but deep pyrex casserole I used. The fish and eggs were still practically raw after the allotted cooking time. After another 10 mins cooking, though, it was delicious.

squarepeg's picture

Absolutely fabulous is the only way to describe it. So simple to put together. Will make it again and again.

peskypeeza's picture
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Enjoyed this one and easy to make. I used half the amount of spinach and threw in a leek which I steamed over the new potatoes. I also used salmon instead of white fish as that was what I happened to have in the fridge. I possibly left it in the oven a little too long but it was still good, just would have benefitted from being a little more creamy. Will try again!

tbowes's picture
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Really liked this - quick and easy. The creme fraiche makes it moist without being creamy. I used salmon and half the amount of spinach. I also mashed the potatoes so they were smooth - worked really well.

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