2020-08-13 / test@t

English fish pie

The British call this dish a pie, but if you look closely, it is a real casserole. But what a! Under the layer of mashed potatoes, there is a delicate core of fresh and smoked fish, covered with a thick aromatic sauce. This recipe uses peas and boiled eggs to add texture to the filling.

English fish pie
  • 400 g fish fillet with firm pulp (sea bass, cod, haddock, trout)
  • 400 g smoked fish fillet (cod, haddock, pink salmon, trout)
  • 750 ml of milk
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • 30 g butter
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese
  • 750 g potatoes
  • 30 g butter
  • 125 ml of milk
  • salt, freshly ground black pepper
  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g flour
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 small celery stalk
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 sprigs of tarragon
  • 4 sprigs of parsley
  • salt, freshly ground black pepper


Step 1
1. Press the cloves into the onion, place in a wide saucepan. Pour in milk and bring to a boil. Add fresh and smoked fish and cook for 7 minutes. Transfer the fillet to a plate with a slotted spoon, remove the onion and cloves, save the milk for the sauce.
Step 2
2. Disassemble the fish into small pieces.
Step 3
3. Peel the potatoes and cut into large cubes, boil in salted boiling water until tender.
Step 4
4. While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the sauce. Peel the onions, garlic and carrots. Grate the carrots on a fine grater, cut the onion, garlic and celery into small cubes. Chop the parsley and tarragon leaves finely.
Step 5
5. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Then add the celery and carrots and cook for 5-7 minutes, until the carrots are tender. Add flour, stir and add milk in portions, stirring the sauce constantly. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until thick. Remove from heat, add tarragon and parsley, salt and pepper.
Step 6
6. Preheat oven to 180 ° C. Oil a ceramic pan. Arrange the fish and peas slices, pour over the sauce and smooth the surface. Cut the eggs into wedges and place on the sauce.
Step 7
7. Drain and mash potatoes, add butter, warm milk, salt and pepper, stir well. Spoon the hot mashed potatoes and smooth the surface with a fork. Melt 30 g of butter and pour over the cake, sprinkle with cheese.
Step 8
8. Place in oven and bake 35 minutes, until golden brown. Remove the finished cake from the oven and leave for 10 minutes, then serve.
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