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Family meals: Easy fish pie

A simple fish pie that’s quick to prepare, portion it into ramekins for quick toddler meals you can pull out of the freezer or cook in a big dish for the whole family

  • Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 45 mins
  • Serves a family of 4 - 6 or makes 6-8 toddler meals
  • Easy
  • Serves a family of 4 - 6 or makes 6-8 toddler meals
  • Easy
  • Calories 455
  • Carbohydrates 50.5
  • Saturated Fat 7.5
  • Sugar 7
  • Protein 27.1
  • Fat 15.7
  • Fibre 5.7
  • Salt 1

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 455
  • Carbohydrates 50.5
  • Saturated Fat 7.5
  • Sugar 7
  • Protein 27.1
  • Fat 15.7
  • Fibre 5.7
  • Salt 1

Ingredients

  • 1kg Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and halved
  • knob of butter
  • splash of milk
  • 25g butter
  • 25g flour
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 400ml milk
  • 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

Tip

Cooking for baby too
This 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.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180 fan/ gas mark 6. Put the potatoes 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 some butter. Season with ground black pepper.

  2. Meanwhile, put the butter, flour and spring onions in another pan and heat gently until the butter has melted, stirring regularly. Cook for 1 -2 mins. Gradually whisk in the 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.

  3. Take off the heat and stir in the cheese (if using), fish, mustard, chives, sweetcorn and peas. Spoon into an ovenproof dish or 6- 8 ramekins.

  4. Spoon the potato on top and sprinkle with 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.

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