Saturday, 14 April 2012

The ultimate fish-pie

So, any of you who know me, know that one of my few hobbies (I don't have many hobbies!) is cooking!! I love love love cooking! I love the satisfaction in getting the raw ingredients and making a meal that tastes reeeally good and brings people joy! It's just brilliant!!! So - on Easter Sunday (yesss HE IS RISEN!!!) I cooked lunch - and I thought why not make a fish pie - Jamie Oliver style (legend - best cook EVER!) I love this recipie - it's quite layered - but not difficult - its also not pressured so you can take your time. Thought I'd blog about it so you can all cook it too and discover how delicious it is!! It's also great if you don't like fish - I hated fish - and still don't like it - but always always loved this recipe!

Step 1 - put the oven on - 230'C/480'F/gas 8

Step 2 - peel and cut up 5 large potatoes - so there in 2.5cm squares - put them in salted water to boil

Step 3 - 2 mins later - add 2 large free range eggs

Step 4 - put a packet of spinach in a steamer above your potatoes and eggs

Step 5 - 8 minutes later take our eggs and drain potatoes/spinach

Step 6 - cool the eggs under cold water de-shell the eggs and cut into quaters

Step 7 - in a frying pan fry a finely chopped onion and carrot (for about 5 minutes on a medium heat)

Step 8 - add 1/2 a pint of double cream (bring to the boil)

Step 9 - grate 2 handfuls of cheddar cheese

Step 10 - squeeze the juice out of one lemon

Step 11 - measure out a teaspoon of English mustard powder (or mustard) - don't worry if your not a fan of mustard - it doesn't give off a strong flavour - just balances well with the cheese and lemon :)

Step 12 - finely chop a handful of flat-leaf parsley

Step 13 - add the cheese, lemon juice, mustard and parsley to the creamy carrot/onions.

Step 14 - cut up your fish (I use salmon - but you could use a white fish - around 500g) and put it in the bottom of an oven-proof dish with your spinach - ontop layer the eggs

Step 16 - then pour over the cheesy, creamy veg mix

Step 17 - mash up your potatoes and season

Step 18 - layer the potato ontop of the veg mix

Step 19 - wack it in the oven for around 30 minutes - until potatoes are all golden

Step 20 - I like to serve mine with baked beans and tomato ketchup (and shloer!!)

YUM (I want some right now!)


  1. Abbie, you know that I detest fish....but, you have succeeded in making it look appetising! :) I really like this post, the colours are so appealing, nice one! Xx

  2. This looks amazing! I may just have to try it! xx

  3. YES for Jamie Oliver recipes :-D!!! Love this Abbie. It looks like a winner.

  4. YUM YUM YUM! I adore your blog! And I just have to say.... your header is AWESOME.


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