A pie filled with fish – an absolute dish
Haddock and prawn fish pie with sweet potato mash
This classic dish is topped with a nutritious sweet potato mash that is sure to go down well with your family. Serve with a big dish of peas for a truly balanced dinner.
- For the sweet potato mash:
- 1.4kg sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into even pieces
- 50g butter
- Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
- 100g mature cheddar
- Peas to serve (optional)
- For the filling:
- 700g skinless haddock fillets
- 2 bay leaves
- 75g butter
- 250ml milk
- 1 Kallo French Onion Stock Cube, dissolved in 250ml boiling water
- 300g peeled prawns
- 50g plain flour
- A small bunch of flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
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How to make
- Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C / gas 6
- Add the potatoes to a pan and cover with cold water. Shake in a little salt and bring up to the boil. Cook until soft, about 15 minutes then drain well. Mash until smooth, then beat in the butter and season with the nutmeg and a little salt and pepper. Keep warm over a very low heat.
- Whilst the potatoes are cooking, make the filling. Lay the fish in a deep frying pan, tuck in the bay leaves and pour over the milk. Dot the surface with about a third of the butter and season with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cover with a lid or tight fitting piece of foil and poach for a few minutes until the fish is cooked all the way through. Set aside until cool enough to handle. Flake with a fork and add to a baking dish and evenly scatter over the prawns. Reserve the poaching milk.
- In a clean saucepan melt the rest of the butter, then stir through the flour to form a roux. Allow to cook over a gentle heat for a minute before pouring over the stock and reserved poaching milk, whisking all the time until it thickens. Season to taste with salt and pepper and allow to simmer steadily for 5 minutes. Stir through the parsley and pour the sauce over the seafood, spreading it evenly.
- Using a fork, spread the mashed sweet potato over the fish filling and fluff up the top. Sprinkle over the cheese and bake in the oven for around 30 minutes, until the pie is bubbling and the top golden and crisp. Serve with a big dish of peas on the side.