Fish Pie with a Cheesy Topping an old fashioned, filling and tasty dish.  You can use smoked haddock or cod for the recipe.  This pie freezes well (before the baking stage).  You can freeze in individual dishes for a meal for one.Fish Pie

Ingredients

2 hard boiled eggs peeled and quartered
1½ lb  potatoes
2 large handfuls of fresh spinach
1 carrot, halved and finely chopped

Small onion

1 pint single cream
2 good handfuls of grated mature Cheddar or Parmesan cheese
Juice of 1 lemon
1 heaped tsp English mustard
1 large handful of flatleaf parsley, finely chopped
1lb haddock (smoked) or cod fillet, skin removed,  boned and sliced into strips
Nutmeg (optional)
Extra handful of grated Parmesan Cheese for Topping

Method

Preheat the oven to 230/Gas 8/fan oven 210C.

Put the potatoes in a pan of salted boiling water and  boil for 10 minutes or until tender.

Whilst cooking ther potatoes steam the spinach in a steamer or colander above the pan for one minute.

Squeeze the moisture from the spinach

Drain the potatoes

In a separate pan, slowly fry the onion and carrot in a little butter for about 5 minutes.then add the cream and bring just to the boil.

Remove from the heat and add the cheese, lemon juice, mustard and parsley.

Place the spinach, fish and eggs into an earthenware dish and mix together, then pour over the sauce

Mash the potatoes until smooth adding, a little butter,  salt, pepper and pinch  nutmeg (optional).

Spread on top of the fish.

Sprinkle the Parmesan Cheese on top

Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes until the potatoes and cheese topping are golden

 

 

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