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Easy fish pie recipe

1kg Maris Piper potatoes,peeled and halved
knob of butter
splash of milk
25g butter
25g flour
4 spring onions,finely sliced
400ml milk
1 x pack fish pie mix (cod, salmon, smoked haddock etc, weight around 320g-400g depending on pack size)
1 tsp Dijon or English mustard
½ a 25g pack or a small bunch chives, finely snipped
handful frozen sweetcorn
handful frozen petits pois
handful grated cheddar


Preheat the oven to 200C/180 fan/gas mark 6.

Put the potatoes in a saucepan and pour over enough water to cover them. Bring to the boil and then simmer until tender. When cooked, drain thoroughly and mash with a splash of milk and some butter. Season with ground black pepper.

Put the butter, flour and spring onions in another pan and heat gently until the butter has melted, stirring regularly. Cook for 1 -2 mins. Gradually whisk in the milk using a balloon whisk if you have one. Bring to the boil, stirring to avoid any lumps and sticking at the bottom of the pan. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes until thickened.

Take off the heat and stir in the cheese (if using), fish, mustard, chives, sweetcorn and peas. Spoon into an ovenproof dish or 6- 8 ramekins.

Spoon the potato on top and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

Pop in the oven for 20 – 25 mins or until golden and bubbling at the edges. Alternatively, cover and freeze the pie or mini pies for another time.

Recipe from, June 2012

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