Old Fashioned Fish Pie

Old Fashioned Fish Pie Recipe

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ginny catanese


This is an easy, sort of healthy meatless and adaptable recipe. I love it since it is quick but delicious. Especially good for damp, wintry nights. You can substitute any frozen veg you like - as long as it will poach without getting mushy and any herbs you like.


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35 Min
25 Min


  • 3-4
    fish fillets - any mild white fish is great. i used swai
  • 1-2 sprig(s)
    fresh thyme
  • 1/4 c
    dry sherry
  • 1 c
    water - or as much as needed to poach fish
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 pinch
  • 4-5
    medium potatoes mashed.
  • 1 c
    frozen peas
  • 1/2 c
    frozen pearl onions-optional

How to Make Old Fashioned Fish Pie


  1. Peel, cook and mash potatoes or use a box of instant potatoes- yukon gold or other mildly flavored mix. Set aside
  2. Season fillets with salt, pepper then poach in a skillet on the stovetop.Once the pan starts simmering, cover and poach about 4-5 mins,using both liquids and herbs ,peas and onions. Remove fish from liquid and flake, but save some of the poaching liquid. Remove peas and onions with a slotted spoon. Discard sprigs of herbs.
    While poaching, preheat oven to 350.
  3. Mix fish, peas, onions and some of the poaching liquid( 1-2 tbs.to make potatoes spreadable) with the mashed potatoes and spread in a glass pie plate or other oven-safe dish that is lightly greased. Drag a knife over the top of the potato mixture and dot with butter if you like. Bake @ 350 for about 20-25 mins until heated through and top is a little browned.

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About Old Fashioned Fish Pie

Course/Dish: Fish, Savory Pies
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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