Spring fish pie

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 2
A special after-work supper treat - easily doubled if you've got friends over

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal529
  • fat22g
  • saturates7.7g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars6.5g
  • fibre4.9g
  • protein44g
  • salt1g
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  • 250g bag washed leaf spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 450g small new potato
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 2 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 300g skinless, boneless white fish fillet, cut into large chunks
  • 100g half-fat crème fraîche
  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…


  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.

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Comments (31)

vreneli's picture

Tasty, quick & easy. Didn't think the eggs added anything taste-wise & would reduce the lemon juice if repeated.

lurvlyloz's picture

I used a fish pie mix pack which was tasty. Will def make Again as so simple

belindacaroline's picture

Many of the recipes on this site are too basic and could be wonderful for some simple additional ingredients, and this is one of them. It is a good foundation recipe however, can can be adapted to your tastes. I took advice from other commentors below and added dijon mustard, a splash of white wine, some dill, a clove of garlic and black pepper to the creme fraiche. I did also increase the quantity of creme fraiche used to about double what was required. After the new potatoes were lightly squashed I tossed them in olive oil and then sprinkled mature cheddar ontop. Also, I didn't add the eggs whole, but hard boiled them first and chopped finely, adding to the fish and spinach before the sauce.
It came out really well, and my husband said it was his favourite thing I had made in the last year. So, use the recipe with caution in as it is listed, as it could be bland.

Zoe73's picture

Quick, tasty and easy recipe. Added some mustard to mash and topped with grated cheese. Needed a little longer for cooking. Next time I'll give dish 30 minutes. Great fish pie.

janet_birch's picture

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

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

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

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

islanegra's picture

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

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

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

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

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

Princesspouty82's picture

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

Princesspouty82's picture

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

saclian's picture

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


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