- 1kg Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and halved
The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…
- 400ml milk, plus a splash
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…
- 25g butter, plus a knob
Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…
- 25g plain flour
Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…
- 4 spring onions, finely sliced
Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…
- 1 x pack fish pie mix (cod, salmon, smoked haddock etc, weight around 320g-400g depending on pack size)
- 1 tsp Dijon or English mustard
- ½ a 25g pack or a small bunch chives, finely snipped
- handful frozen sweetcorn
- handful frozen petits pois
- handful grated cheddar
Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…
Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C /gas mark 6.
Put 1kg potatoes, peeled and halved, in a saucepan and pour over enough water to cover them. Bring to the boil and then simmer until tender.
When cooked, drain thoroughly and mash with a splash of milk and a knob of butter. Season with ground black pepper.
Put 25g butter, 25g plain flour and 4 finely sliced spring onions in another pan and heat gently until the butter has melted, stirring regularly. Cook for 1 -2 mins.
Gradually whisk in 400ml milk using a balloon whisk if you have one. Bring to the boil, stirring to avoid any lumps and sticking at the bottom of the pan. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes until thickened.
Take off the heat and stir in 320g-400g mixed fish, 1 tsp Dijon or English mustard, a small bunch of finely snipped chives, handful of sweetcorn and handful of petits pois. Spoon into an ovenproof dish or 6- 8 ramekins.
Spoon the potato on top and sprinkle with a handful of grated cheddar cheese.
Pop in the oven for 20 - 25 mins or until golden and bubbling at the edges. Alternatively, cover and freeze the pie or mini pies for another time.
Cooking for baby tooThis fish pie can be given to your baby once they're weaned. Leave out the mustard and use a mix of fish that doesn’t include a salty smoked variety. You could use haddock and salmon for example. Ensure there aren’t any bones in the fish. Smoked fish imparts a lot of flavour so to make sure this dish is still tasty, stir in an extra handful of cheese once you take the sauce off the heat, then add the rest of the ingredients. Blend if necessary.