Fish Pie with Sweet Pea Mash

Fish Pie with Sweet Pea Mash
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Ingredients
  1. 1 kg potatoes
  2. 1 lemon
  3. 40 g unsalted butter
  4. 400 g frozen peas
  5. 2 carrots
  6. 2 onions
  7. olive oil
  8. 500 ml semi-skimmed milk
  9. 2 x 150 g frozen salmon fillets or cubed frozen fish mix
  10. 2 x 100 g frozen white fish fillets or cubed frozen fish mix
  11. 65 g plain flour
  12. 100 g frozen spinach
  13. 125 g frozen cooked peeled prawns
  14. 1 heaped teaspoon English mustard
  15. 40 g Cheddar cheese
  16. salt
  17. black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut into large even-sized chunks, then put them into a large pan of boiling salted water for 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Drain and mash with a pinch of salt and pepper, the zest from the lemon and the butter.
  3. Place the frozen peas in a colander, pour over some boiling water to defrost them, then drain well and pulse a few times in a food processor or if you don't have one mash them into the potatoes with a masher. Then leave to one side.
  4. Peel and chop the carrots and onions and cook them in a large flame proof pan with a tablespoon or two of oil for 15 minutes, or until softened but not coloured, stirring occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the milk in a pan on a medium heat. Once simmering, add all the frozen fish fillets for around 10 minutes, or until cooked through, then use a slotted spoon to remove them to a plate, taking the pan off the heat.
  6. Stir the flour into the carrots and onions, then gradually add the milk, a little at a time, stirring continuously. Stir in the spinach until broken down (you don't have to add this if you don't like spinach).
  7. Cut the fish into small pieces or cubes and add them to the mix (remove any skin if the fillets have it), add in the prawns, mustard and the juice from half the lemon, grate in the Cheddar and stir gently to combine.
  8. Top with the pea-spiked mash and smooth out, scuffing it up slightly with a fork to give it great extra crispness. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until beautifully golden. Serve with a good old helping of baked beans (if you like) – delicious!
Notes
  1. You can buy your favourite fish frozen in packets at your local supermarket. I usually buy frozen smoked fish, haddock fillets, cod fillets, salmon and king prawns. I add a couple of fillets from each. You can add what you like basically. The smoked fish will help to add more flavour. My local supermarket have started doing a fish pie mixture of frozen fish already cubed. Easy peasy!
Adapted from From Jamie Olivers' Recipe
Adapted from From Jamie Olivers' Recipe
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