I came up with a three layered very colourful pie that works surprisingly well. The bottom layer includes the fish, kale and eggs. This is followed by a creamy vegetable sauce of carrot, beets, parsley and lemon juice. The pie is then topped with a layer of roughly mashed new potatoes, seasoned and mixed with parsley.
According to my husband this is the best fish pie I’ve made. It does look quite startling – the middle layer is a deep fuchsia colour thanks to the beets, but don’t be put off. It’s rich, rustic, jam-packed full of flavour —MelanieinSegur
fish pie recipe
new potatoes, roughly chopped
undyed haddock, boned, skinned and chopped
Step One: Preheat the oven to 210C.
Step Two: Add the potatoes to boiling water, and boil until soft, then drain them, mash them roughly (there’s no need to make them smooth, the rough edges provide a lovely texture). Mix in one handful of parsley, season and set aside.
Step Three: Hard boil the eggs (you can drop them in with the potatoes – they’ll take around 8 minutes). Once done cool under cold running water, peel and then break them up. Set aside
Step Four: Steam the kale and set aside.
Step Five: In a medium pan heat a dash of olive oil and fry off the onion. Once it’s softened add the carrots and beetroot. Add the cream and bring to the boil, then remove from heat. Gently stir in the cheese, lemon juice, wholegrain mustard, and the remaining handful of parsley.
Step Six: Construct your pie, layer by layer. Line the pie dish with the haddock, followed by the smoked salmon, then the kale and the broken up eggs. Next pour over the fuchsia sauce. Then add a layer of roughly mashed potatoes. Cook in the over for 25-30minutes. You know it’s done when the tops of the potatoes are golden and crispy.