Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fisherman's Pie

I have been craving British comfort food lately a fun pregnancy craving. I made this cod fish pie recently easy to make and very satisfying, hubby wasn't so sure but will forgive him he has a spicy palate :-) 
I love this dish as you can make a big pot and have leftovers great when your busy and just want to heat up a tasty meal.

 In fact my sweet sister in law is also married to a Brit and they live in the UK I was touched the other night when skyping them she had made a chicken pie pastry and all and on pancake day her hubby made pancakes for all to try. Its so much fun when two cultures get together. That's why we love travel so much exploring new countries the traditions and food. But you don't need to get on a plane to do that try new restaurants in your town and make friends with folks from different countries then pick their brains for recipes!


  • 2 medium cod steaks again wild Alaskan as sustainable unfortunately in Europe this fish has been over fished
  • about a cup of frozen peas and sweet corn or any desired vegetables 
  • 5 medium potatoes to make mashed potatoes
  • about  1 1/2 cups of milk to make a cheese sauce
  • 3 spring onions chopped
  • about 4 thick slices of a good quality sharp cheddar I got an English Seaside one 
  • about a tablespoon of plain flour to make the roux
  • a teaspoon of butter for sauce 
  • butter and milk as desired to make mashed potatoes
  • fresh or dried parsley (about a teaspoon) 

  1. poach the cod with the spring onions with a lid for about 10 minutes until almost cooked, add the frozen vegetables near the end
  2. meanwhile boil the potatoes and then mash them
  3. in another pan heat a little butter and mix with flour to make a roux then slowly stir in milk on a low heat, add the cheese and keep stirring until it thickens and add the parsley
  4. now mix the cod with the cheese sauce add to the bottom of an oven proof dish and top with mashed potato and bake for 10-15 minutes 
  5. enjoy :-)

Here's a fun shot of me in a saree for her wedding:-) last september

Has anyone else made a fisherman's pie ? and what dishes have you learned from your spouse or their family?

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