Fast Fish Pie

A Fantastic Family Meal Recipe brought by our friend Culinary Gangster Chef Noel Keane.


This is such an easy fish pie recipe and it goes down a storm with children, especially if you make the pies in individual pie dishes.

Makes: 4 servings; Total time: 60minutes



Fish Pie

 - 800g potatoes (unpeeled)

 - 200g salmon fillets (skin on)

 - 200g haddock fillets (smoked ideally - skin on)

 - 25g cheddar cheese

For the sauce

 - 500ml whole milk

 - 35g butter

 - 35g plain flour

 - 75g cheddar cheese, grated

 - 125g spinach



  1.  Preheat oven 180'C

  2.  Cut the potatoes into large pieces and boil with skins on for about 20 minutes, until  almost done

  3.  Place fish (with skin on) on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 10 mins

  4.  Take the fish out the oven, remove the skin and flake the fish into pieces

  5.  Now make the cheese sauce

  6.  Add the milk, flour and butter - microwave on full power for 5 minutes, whisking half  way through to combine

  7.  If it has not thickened after 5 minutes give it a couple of extra minutes

  8.  As soon as it’s thick, add the cheese and spinach and mix well so the spinach wilts in  the heat

  9.  Drain the potatoes, let them cool and slice into 1cm thick discs

  10.  Spoon the cheese sauce and spinach on top of the fish and cover with sliced potatoes  - sprinkle with grated cheese

  11.  Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and gone a little  crispy


Thanks Noel for the Recipe - For more from Chef Noel see: Culinary Gangsters