We are hurtling downwards into winter now and whilst I love the warmth of summer there can be no denying it is quite lovely to curl up in front of the fire at this time of year. A great winter supper is a piping hot pie on a cold winter’s night. Give me pastry, suet pudding or a mashed potato topped pie, I’m not fussy, they are all good. However I thought I would share this fabulously tasty and easy fish pie.
Do you have a favourite pie recipe? Is it a sweet or savoury one?
- 400g fish pie mix or 400g of your favourite fish
- 100g large prawns
- 1 kg potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 25g butter
- 25g plain flour
- 500ml milk
- 125g grated cheddar cheese
- 2 tbsp capers (optional)
- 100g spinach
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 200ºc/Gas Mark 6
- Cook the potatoes in bowling water for about 15 minutes until cooked. Drain and mash with a knob of butter and a splash of milk and season with salt and pepper to taste
- While the potatoes are cooking put the butter, flour and milk in a saucepan and heat slowly stirring all the time until it starts to thicken and bubble. Leave to cook on a very low heat for a couple of minutes and then remove from the heat and add three quarters of the grated cheese and stir.
- Add the capers to the sauce if using.
- Add the fish, prawns and spinach to the sauce and mix to coat it all.
- Put the fish mixture into a lightly greased ovenproof dish.
- Top the fish mixture off with the mashed potato.
- Sprinkle the remaining cheese on to the potato.
- Bake the pie in the oven for 20-25 minutes until hot.
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