Tuesday, 21 January 2014

How To Make A Healthy But Hearty Fish Pie

Hello savvy cookers welcome to 
"How to Tuesdays"
I thought I would share with you a lovely warming winter meal. This is my own receipe and appreciate everyone will have there own version's and methods. 

What you will need: 
Fish of your choice (I used Haddock and Salmon)
Tinned Sweetcorn
One onion (optional)
Potatoes (sweet or white or both)
50g Butter
Plain flour
400ml Skimmed milk (or fuller fat if you prefer)
Cheese (also optional)

First things first. Start your fish off cooking. I chose to use a steamer but you can bake, microwave or boil if you wish. Using a steamer will help to reduce the calorie's in your meal but also locks in the goodness and moisture. I set mine to approximately 20-25 minutes for four fillets of fish. In this case I used two Salmon and two Haddock. 

White fish sauce
1. In a saucepan place your butter. Melt over a low heat. 
2. Once the butter has melted add plain flour in small amounts. You want to create a paste similar to that of sticky toffee pudding sauce. 
3. When you have your paste add your choice of milk in small amounts, stirring continuously until your sauce is almost water thin. 
4. Keep adding milk and stirring through out cooking. 

Once you have your sauce to the consistency that you like you can add other ingredients. I always like to add a large pinch of parsley and half a teaspoon of garlic to inject a little flavor. You can also add more solid ingredients such as Sweetcorn and cooked onion. 

Next you need to make your topping. I chose to use a mixture of both white and sweet potatoes but this is entirely your preference. 

1. Boil your peeled and chopped potatoes until soft. 
2. Drain water from cooked potatoes. 
3. Place potatoes back into the pan and add milk and butter to your own taste. 
4. Mash your potatoes until smooth. 
5. Leave to one side until other ingredients are fully cooked. 
6. Once everything is cooked spread your potaoes on top of your pie. 

If you would like to add some extra goodness to your meal. Try boiling/steaming some broccoli to go along side your pie. 

When your fish has finished cooking, mix together with your sauce and place in an oven proof dish. Set your oven to 160c. 

Layer your pre-prepared potatoes on top of your mix. At this stage you can add cheese to the top of your pie. I used a 30% less fat cheddar cheese to keep the fat content down. 

When you have finished putting your pie together carefully place into a pre heated oven to bake. 

Enjoy straight from the oven. 
Don't burn your mouth!!!

Miss Savvy 


Any questions on this receipe please leave a comment below and I will get back to you. 

1 comment:

  1. Found it! Awkward... hahah. So excited to try this. Love fish, love pie, fish pie what could go wrong!?

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva


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