Fish pie that’s off the scale

This simple fish pie is quick to prepare and can be portioned into ramekins for quick meals you can pull out of the freezer or cooked in a big dish for the whole family

INGREDIENTS

  • 1kg potatoes, peeled and halved
  • knob of butter
  • splash of milk
  • 25g butter
  • 25g flour
  • 4 spring onion, finely sliced
  • 400ml milk
  • 1 x pack fish pie mix or selection of mixed fish (cod, salmon, smoked haddock etc, weight around 320g-400g)
  • 1 tsp Dijon or English mustard
  • ½ a 25g pack or a small bunch chives, finely snipped
  • handful frozen sweetcorn
  • handful frozen petits pois
  • handful grated cheddar

Method

Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180 fan/ gas mark 6. Put the potatoes in a saucepan and pour over enough water to cover them. Bring to the boil and then simmer until tender. When cooked, drain thoroughly and mash with a splash of milk and some butter. Season with ground black pepper.

Meanwhile, put the butter, flour and spring onions in another pan and heat gently until the butter has melted, stirring regularly. Cook for 1 -2 mins.

Gradually whisk in the milk using a balloon whisk if you have one. Bring to the boil, stirring to avoid any lumps and sticking at the bottom of the pan. Cook for three to four minutes until thickened.

Take off the heat and stir in the cheese (if using), fish, mustard, chives, sweetcorn and peas. Spoon into an ovenproof dish or six to eight ramekins.

Spoon the potato on top and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

Pop in the oven for 20 – 25 mins or until golden and bubbling at the edges. Alternatively, cover and freeze the pie or mini pies for another time.