Smoked trout fish pies

Smoked trout fish pies

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Make a comforting fish pie in a flash, with this super-speedy recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal382
  • fat19g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre3g
  • protein27g
  • salt2.58g


  • 1½ tbsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 3 tbsp flour



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 350ml full-fat milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 1-2 tbsp creamed horseradish (optional)
    Horseradish root on a wooden chopping board


    hors rad-ish

    Horseradish root is larger than an ordinary radish, and has a hot, peppery flavour.


  • small bunch dill, chopped
  • 1 large bunch spring onions, chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • zest 1 lemon



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

  • 2 x 175g packs smoked trout fillets, any skin and bones removed, flaked into big chunks



    Freshwater trout: 

    Farmed rainbow trout has pretty, spotty skin…

  • 450g leftover mashed potato



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Melt the butter in a saucepan, then stir in the flour for 1 min. Gradually stir in the milk and horseradish, if using. Bubble the sauce to thicken for a couple of mins, then add the dill, three-quarters of the onions, the lemon zest, fish and some seasoning. Pour into 4 individual pie dishes or 1 large pie dish.

  2. Mix the mashed potato with the remaining spring onion. Spoon over the fish mixture, then bake for 15-20 mins until golden and bubbling.

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22nd Feb, 2020
2 stars as the recipe appears to be incomplete for a pie? What the heck? I came here for pie.
Bacone lover
4th Apr, 2016
great recipe. If you like that sort of thing. But even better if you switch the horseradish with grilled bacone. And then put the other ingredients backin the fridge while you make a bacone sandwich with brown source.
22nd Feb, 2020
Bacon is good. Probably not in this recipe :(
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27th Sep, 2013
Delicious and simple. I used skimmed milk and poured frozen peas in for a minute before it went in the oven. Wasn't sure whether to use plain flour but it worked for me - not sure if that's obvious?!
8th May, 2013
Made this last night with Cream instead of Milk in the white sauce and used Smoked Haddock Loin instead of Trout. Never really made anything like this before so was a little worried it was going to turn out a shambles. How wrong I was. This was amazing. This recipe is going in my permanent collection.
14th May, 2012
Another great dish. First attempt at making fish pies and what a treat. Going to use this for a base going forward mixing it up with seafood and different fish. 5 star must try recipe....
25th Apr, 2012
I LOVE fish but can't abide dill. Any suggestions for other herbs that work well with fish?
20th May, 2011
We loved this. I used semi-skimmed milk and a tablespoon of low fat cream cheese in the sauce, and parsley instead ofdill.
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25th Apr, 2011
I don't like white fish but the family do - this is now a regular dish and we all especially like it with a mix of white fish, smoked salmon trimmings and prawns. The horseradish gives a lovely flavour.
28th Mar, 2011
We enjoyed this, I halved the recipe, but added peas and sweetcorn to it and just served in one dish. I often see smoked trout fillets reduced in the supermarket so buy them to stick in the freezer so will be repeating this recipe!


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