Spring fish pie

Spring fish pie

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(25 ratings)

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

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    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

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  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)

n0nie78's picture

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

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

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.

bainsk's picture

Remarkably easy to do and absolutely delicious. Can't wait to do it again.

lilina's picture

very disappointing. fish dried out even though i shortened the cooking time. Sauce tasted very bitter bitter, may have been the lemon juice? Even husband didnt like it and he eats anything.
More than half of dish ended up in the bin!

Cocinillas's picture

Easy and very tasty

emmawelsh's picture

I love a traditional fish pie, and although this is quite different it is still delicious, and all the better because it takes hardly any time to make (as apposed to poaching fish and making sauces). I did add some king prawns and also a sprinkle of grated cheese over the potatoes. My children liked it too, so I will definitley be making this again and will try using salmon or a mixture of fish.

glorious's picture

sometimes i use a mixture of fish or just salmon, and it is really nice either way.

vbarber's picture

This is now a firm favourite in my house!!

sandramcdowell's picture

Easy to make and kids loved it despite the dreaded spinach!


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