Fish Pie

This is a very tasty recipe from Lets Cook!  A WI project funded by the FSA (2006 -2009) to help teach young parents how to cook healthy family meals.

The project proved so popular with parents and communities that Let's Cook Local continued; building on the former project's successes with the addition of using local food as much as practically possible

Serves: 2-3


  • 250g Fish from sustainable sources, fresh, frozen or canned eg cod, coley, gurnard, mackerel, salmon, tuna. A mixture can be used
  • Optional- 2 Eggs, hard boiled & sliced or Tomatoes
  • Sauce
  • 25g Butter or Margarine
  • 25g Flour
  • 250ml Milk
  • a little Parsley, chopped
  • Seasoning
  • Topping
  • 500g Potatoes
  • 25g Butter or Margarine
  • 50ml Milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C, Gas 6
  2. Boil the potatoes for 20 mins until tender. Drain, add the butter or margarine and mash until smooth and creamy
  3. Make the sauce. Place the butter, flour and milk in a pan and whisk well over a moderate heat. The sauce will become thick, remove the whisk and reduce the heat but continue to stir; simmer for 2  mins. Add seasoning and parsley
  4. Lay the fish in a baking dish and add the sliced egg or tomato if used
  5. Pour the sauce over the fish
  6. Spoon the mashed potato over the sauce
  7. Bake for 40 mins until golden brown
  8. Serve with a salad or green vegetables


This is a great recipe for using a mixture of fish as well as left over sauce and mashed potato

Sweet corn can also be added to the filling or finished sauce

A little grated cheese can be used as a topping or mixed with the potato