Sunday, 13 March 2016

Madhouse recipe : Cod & Haddock Fish Pie

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If your kids aren't keen on fish but they love shepherd's pie or cottage pie, try serving up a fish pie. It always gets a warmer reception than many of the other fsh dishes that I serve at The Madhouse. I used cod and haddock but you could add any white fish and even add in other flavours and textures, such as salmon (fresh or smoked), prawns or mussels.

Cod & Haddock Fish Pie


ingredients :

knob of butter
300g cod fillet
200g smoked haddock
2 leeks
a cupful of frozen peas
30cl crème fraîche
seasoning of choice : I used salt, pepper, garlic granules, smoked paprika
potatoes/butter/milk or leftover mashed potatoes

If you aren't using leftover mash, start off by putting the potatoes on to boil. I don't bother peeling them because it all adds extra fibre. Just give them a good wash and cut them into large pieces so that they are all the same size.

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Melt the knob of butter in a large frying pan and gently fry the cod for 3 minutes. Add the sliced leeks and cook for a further 5 minutes.


Use a sharp knife to carefully peel the skin off the haddock.

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Chop into cubes.

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Add to the pan with the cod and leeks.

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Pour in the crème fraîche and the frozen peas. Add the seasonings. (Go easy on the salt because the haddock already adds saltiness.)

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After a few minutes when the peas have thawed out, transfer to an ovenproof dish.

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Top with mash. You could use garlic mash, mustard mash or cheesy mash if you want to add some extra depth of flavour.

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Bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes until the mash is golden brown and slightly crispy on top. I forgot this time but laying a line of tomato slices down the middle on top of the mash works well too.

8 comments:

  1. This looks delicious and simple to make thanks

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  2. This looks delicious and simple to make thanks

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  3. I'd love a bowl of your lovely fish pie. Haven't made one for ages.

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    1. I hadn't made one for a while either ! :)

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  4. Sounds great with creme fraiche - i use that in my chicken pie and it tastes great

    ashleigh

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  5. Sounds delicious. :) Not a huge fan of peas, so could you leave them out or use sweetcorn instead?

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  6. Sounds delicious. :) Not a huge fan of peas, so could you leave them out or use sweetcorn instead?

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    1. You could use sweetcorn, diced carrots, whatever you like :)

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