Fastest-ever fish pie

Fastest-ever fish pie

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(10 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Quick and easy, a perfect mid week supper

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal383
  • fat28g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein20g
  • salt2.06g


  • 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 large onion, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 400g can chopped tomato with garlic and herbs



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 100ml fish stock or vegetable stock
  • 300g pack smoked mackerel fillets
  • 50g toasted breadcrumb
  • 25g parmesan, finely grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Heat the grill to high. Heat the oil in a large pan, then gently fry the onion for 5 mins until soft. Add the tomatoes and stock, bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 mins. Season.

  2. Flake the smoked mackerel into the pan, stir, then tip the mixture into a shallow dish and sprinkle over the breadcrumbs and parmesan. Grill for 5 mins or until bubbling and golden.

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15th Feb, 2015
Very simple & tasty supper dish. Added pasta to the sauce to fill it out a bit. Not sure that it qualifies as a pie though!
20th Sep, 2012
Tasted great. If I do it again I would add something to chew on as it was more like a soup texture.
10th May, 2012
Sounds good - can't wait to try it - must get some mackerel fillets tomorrow!
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11th May, 2011
"yummy" was the reaction of my 2yr old! very simple and easy and cuz i was looking for a quick fish dish for a toddler i halved the portion sizes and served with carrots and green beans. i used capelin as id bought that from my fishmonger to use for my child as its boneless (i think it was capelin) but it worked a treat, i gently fried 2 shallots, added chopped garlic, basil, parsley n italian herbs then added the toms n stock then slightly seasoned with salt n pepper..........thumbs up :)
25th Nov, 2010
will try this one tonight served with fresh brocoli and new potatoes.
8th Apr, 2010
This is just so simple and so tasty. Delicious!
15th Jul, 2008
Easy to make but tasted absolutely disgusting.
28th Apr, 2008
sounds too simple to workbut I have tried it and it does work
30th Nov, 2007
Great - just what it says on the recipe - a fast fish pie. I didn't toast the breadcrumbs first as the hot grill easily did that for me in the 5 mins (probably less!)
28th Nov, 2007
An awesome easy damn-good winter-recipe for a typical cosy near-the-fireplace-watching-Spooks bowl-meal.
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4th Oct, 2013
I made the recipe as suggested but put mashed potatoes on the top instead. Really lovely. I am going to make it with smoked salmon next time for a change.
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