Fish Pie

This year, am a bit late with my Easter post. I usually try to post it earlier, so that you can plan your grocery shopping accordingly.

With everything that's happening around, my computer also decided it wants to join the lockdown! I already had suspicions about my phone closely watching all my movements, but now that my desktop decided to shutdown at this time, I'm kinda thinking are machines just that ;)

Anyways, am happy that I could retrieve the data at least and here I am.

I got this recipe from my friend Suni. It's a very heart warming and comforting dish. It has a homely feel to it. Though there are different steps and a bit lengthy, it's worth it. But, let me assure you there is nothing complicated in it. Thanks to Suni for this wonderful recipe!

Have some garlic bread and salad on the side, it's a great meal. You can have it for brunch or when you are entertaining or for a potluck!

Do, give it a try and let me know how you like it.

Btw, I've started posting videos on Youtube, please check it out. I've shared a video for a very easy no-bake dessert recipe recently.

Before you go…

We, Jose and Maria, Wish you and your loved ones a very Happy and Blessed Easter! May the risen Lord bless us all!

Here's the recipe…

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Fish Pie

A simple, easy and tasty fish pie recipe with Salmon. Fish marinated with herbs and cooked and layered with white sauce, mashed potatoes, and cheese.
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Course: Baking, Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine: Continental
Keyword: Fish Pie, Fish Pie recipe, Easy fish pie recipe, Fish pie recipe with salmon,
Servings: 4
Author: Maria Jose Martin

Ingredients

  • 400 gms Fish Fillet (I used salmon)
  • 500-550 gms Potato
  • 5-6 Mushroom, cooked (I used white button mushroom)
  • 1 small – medium Onion
  • 1 tsp Chopped garlic

Marinade for Fish

  • 1.5 tbsp Chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Whole black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

For Mashed Potato

  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning (refer notes)
  • 2 tbsp Butter (I used unsalted)
  • 1/4 cup Hot milk

For White Sauce

  • 30 gms Butter (I used unsalted)
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp Plain flour (maida)
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning (refer notes)
  • 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 cup Hot Milk (I used full fat)
  • 2 tbsp Grated cheese (refer notes)
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup Grated cheese (refer notes)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 C, 10 mins before baking.
  • Grind together 1.5 tbsp chopped garlic, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp olive oil and 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper till it becomes a smooth paste.
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  • Clean the fish fillet. Pat dry and make some gashes on it. Add the above marinade and marinate it for half an hour.
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  • Cook the potatoes till done. Mash the cooked potatoes.
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  • Add 1/2 tsp dried herbs, 2 tbsp butter, 1/4 cup hot milk, salt and pepper to the mashed potatoes. Mix well, until everything is combined. (refer notes)
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  • To make white sauce: melt 30 gms butter in a wide pan. Add flour and cook till the raw smell of the flour goes, around 5-7 mins.
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  • Add milk gradually while stirring the sauce. If it gets lumpy use a whisk (refer notes). Once the milk is added and begins to thicken, add cheese (2 tbsp), salt, pepper and dried herbs. Mix well and keep it aside.
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  • Cook the marinated fish until it's done. Salmon tends to cook faster (3-4 mins on each side and it should be done).
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  • Heat oil in the same pan in which you cooked fish. Add chopped onion and garlic (1.5 tsp). Once the onion browns a bit, add cooked mushroom and shredded salmon. Mix well. Add 1/4 – 1/3 cup of the prepared white sauce to the fish mixture. Mix well and remove from fire.
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  • Grease an eight inch baking dish generously with butter. Transfer the fish mixture to the baking dish. Top it with the remaining white sauce.
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  • Spread the mashed potatoes on top of the white sauce. Sprinkle the grated cheese as the top layer. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 – 25 mins. During the last 5 mins, put it on broil to get a golden crust.
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  • Let the pie rest for 20 – 25 mins, before serving. This helps the pie to set and it will be easier to serve. Serve with garlic bread.

Notes

You can use any fish fillet with meaty flesh. The cooking time may vary depending on the type of fish you use. I used skinless fillet. If using fillet with skin, remove the skin before shredding the fish. 
If you dont have dried herbs, you can use fresh parsley. I used gruyere cheese, you can use cheddar or any other melting cheese.
The texture of mashed potatoes can be smooth or a bit lumpy according to your preference.
I also added a handful of baby spinach along with mushrooms.
If the white sauce is still lumpy even after using a whisk, pass it through a sieve and it should be smooth. 
Tried this recipe? Let others know by…mentioning @mariasmenu or tagging #mariasmenu
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