Easy Peasy Fish on Friday Recipe:
Family Friendly Fabulous Fish Pie
I have a feeling that this post should have been called Foggy Friday, as for most of this week, we have been shrouded in fog, and trips to the hen-house in the morning have been damp and strangely eerie, with muffled thuds and drips punctuating the foggy silence, as fruit falls to the ground and dark leafless branches shake off their watery load, JUST as I walk past – I am sure they wait for me to walk under them and then have a good old “doggy shake”……or maybe it’s my damp imagination! Anyway, there was a bright highlight to one of my days, when a BIG box of fresh Scottish fish arrived for me, from John at Delish Fish. Most of my readers will know that I am a Fish Fanatic, and I always try to eat fish at least three times a week, and always on Friday – it’s an old tradition that I am happy to keep alive. So, my fishy treasure arrived just in time for Friday and a damp foggy day, which can only mean one thing, COMFORT FOOD and FISH PIE!
Now, I DO have several fish pie recipes on the blog, such as - Old-Fashioned Fish Pie with Cheesy Mash and Yorkshire Fish Pie with a Rosti Potato Topping, but I am working on some new family friendly fish recipes with John (Delish Fish) at the moment, so I have been in my “development kitchen” lately, and today’s recipe, Family Friendly Fabulous Fish Pie, is my latest offering; a recipe that is QUICK and SIMPLE, but with bags of flavour, and just goes to prove that fish IS the best fast food, as this comforting dish is on the table (from start to finish) in forty minutes, and unlike most ready meals you can purchase from the freezer section, you have total control over all of the ingredients that go into this recipe, and there aren’t that many. It’s a all-in-one fish pie recipe, with NO need to make a white sauce…..and yet the results are fabulously fishy, do excuse my alliteration today!
This recipe is the first on a series of special family recipes I am creating, and look out for a wonderful new Giveaway next week, where I will have a box of Family Friendly Fish up for grabs……courtesy of Delish Fish. Although I have suggested smoked haddock in this recipes, do use other fish if you are not keen on smoked fish……such as a mix of smoked haddock and hake maybe, or just cod; however, in my experience, children love the subtle flavour of smoked fish, and the sooner they taste it, the more they will enjoy fish in all recipes and meals – it’s easy to eat and there’s no chewing involved! You can make this in one big family pie dish, or make it in smaller individual ramekins (for the wee ones) and small pie dishes for the adults. There is not need for extra veggies on the side, as there are leeks in this fish pie, but I do love a spoonful of peas or some steamed Savoy cabbage with mine…..it’s up to you.
The recipe for this tasty and easy to make pie is below. Look out for more Fabulous Family Fishy Feasts over the next few weeks, and have a Fab Fishy Friday – hopefully not in the fog! Karen