Nutritious fish pie is a family favourite

This recipe is a great family meal. With experts recommending that we eat two portions of fish a week to boost our health reserves, fish pie is a great way to introduce fish into your diet.

Serves four adults.


675g/1½lb filleted cod

1 medium onion, finely chopped

Juice of half a lemon

150ml/¼ pint water

275ml/½ pint semi-skimmed milk

25g/1 oz margarine

1 dessertspoon plain flour

8 medium potatoes, cooked and mashed

Salt and pepper to taste


Remove the skin from the fish and cut each fillet into four.

Place in a saucepan with onion and lemon juice.

Add the water and milk.

Cover and cook gently for 10 minutes.

Drain the fish, saving the stock.

Melt the margarine in a different saucepan. Add the flour and cook for two minutes until it forms a soft ball.

Remove from heat and add the fish stock gradually, stirring continuously.

Bring to the boil, reduce heat and cook for another two minutes.

Grease a pie dish and add a little sauce.

Place fish in the dish and cover with remaining sauce.

Spoon the mashed potatoes around the edge.

Brown under the grill or in the oven.

Serve with carrots and green beans.


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