Comfort food at its best – tender white and smoked fish and vegetables in a silky sauce, topped with creamy mash. This fish pie will be a favourite with all the family from the minute they taste it!
Serves: 3
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 35 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy




    • 500g (1lb) potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks


    • 30g (1oz) butter


    • 1 small leek, trimmed and finely sliced


    • 125g (4oz) mixed frozen sweetcorn and peas


    • About 300g (10oz) mixed fish offcuts (salmon, haddock, smoked haddock and pollock), checked for bones


    • 1tbsp capers, optional


    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


    • 150ml (¼ pint) milk


    • 1 level tbsp plain flour






    1. Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling water for about 15 mins, until tender. Meanwhile, set the oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200°C.


    1. Put a little of the butter in a large mixing bowl with the leek. Microwave, covered, on High for 2 mins. Add the sweetcorn and peas. Then add the chunks of fish, capers, if using, and seasoning. Mix well and put mixture into an ovenproof dish.


    1. Pour the milk into the bowl, whisk in the flour and add the rest of the butter. Microwave on High for about 4 mins, whisking every so often to thicken sauce.


    1. Pour the sauce over the fish and vegetables and mix in.


    1. Mash the potatoes, adding a little extra milk and butter. Spread the mash on top of the pie. Bake, on a baking sheet, for 15-20 mins, until the sauce is bubbling over the edge a little. Grill to brown the top, if you like.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 18.0g saturates 8.0g calories 445(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.