Fish Pie (NEW)

Lovely Meal

This dish can be made with either smoked haddock or salt cod - I like it either way.

If using smoked haddock, make sure it's a natural colour and not dyed that awful bright yellow!

SERVES: 2 people

Preparation Time:  15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes + 30 Minutes in oven

 3/4 lb smoked haddock or salt cod   1 tomato (optional)
 2 eggs, hard boiled  1 tblsp flour 
 1/4 lb cooked prawns (optional)  1 oz butter 
 2 large potatoes  1/2 pint milk
 Grated cheese  


If using smoked haddock, poach in a little milk  until cooked.  

If using salt cod, soak in water overnight and change the water several times. Poach in a little fresh water until cooked.

Peel and chop the potatoes and boil until cooked - mash with a little milk and butter, adding salt and pepper to taste.

Add the flour, butter and milk to a small pan and bring gently to the boil, stirring continuously. Reduce the heat, and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Grate in a little nutmeg.

Preheat the oven to a medium temperature.

Flake the fish into an oven dish, making sure there are no bones. Mix in the chopped egg, and prawns, if using. Stir in the sauce and add a dash of paprika or chili powder.

Layer the mashed potatoes over the top, sprinkle on some grated cheese, and place a row of sliced tomato down the middle.

Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and just turning  brown.

Serve with a green vegetable and a glass of white wine.