Last weekend I went home to stay with my parents and although I usually object to anything other than a roast on a Sunday, last week everyone was just too busy to faff about roasting a chicken and doing all the trimmings. So, my mum decided to make one of her fish pies. It's super quick and easy and it's so tasty. Find the recipe below:
You will need:
- 5 potatoes
- A good tbsp butter
- 1 large onion
- A good chunk of chorizo
- 1tbsp plain flour
- 300ml milk
- Tbsp mustard
- A handful of frozen peas
- 2 packs of fish pie mix (we're complete cheats! It includes salmon, haddock and cod. Tesco's is great!)
- A pack of fresh uncooked prawns
- A good sprinkling of grated cheddar cheese (to top)
You could also add: muscles, capers, calamari, most other fish!
Start by peeling your potatoes and putting them on to boil for your mashed potato topping. When they're soft to poke with a knife. Strain them and mash them up with a big dollop of butter.
In a medium saucepan, fry off an onion and add in chopped chorizo. Cook until the onions are starting to brown, then sift over the flour and continue to stir over the heat for a few minutes.
Start to gradually add in the milk, making sure that the sauce is thickening as you do. When the milk is all stirred in, pop in a bit of mustard and add a handful of frozen peas. Simmer on a low heat whilst you prepare the fish.
Either dice your fish to inch cubes, or take it out the pack and put it in a large oven proof dish. We always use a deep one, but it'd work just as well in a lasagna dish.
Pour the sauce over the fish and give it a good stir, before topping with the mashed potato and sprinkling with cheese.
Pop it in the oven on gas mark 5 for around 40 minutes and enjoy!