Family recipe Fish pie

Gold fish pie

Fish pie

This is a lovely family recipe fish pie and freezes very well.  Because it already comes fully loaded with veg it is a great last minute dish to pull out of the freezer, when the need arises for a no-fuss meal.  P.S, there are no goldfish in it; I am referring to the golden colour of the topping!  This is my daughters absolute favourite dish and they always eat a double portion (perfect for inducing a good night’s sleep for us all!!).

Suitable for freezing

Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes



2 medium potatoes (approx. 700g)

2 carrots (250g)

25g butter

3 tbsp milk

50g red Leicester cheese


1 onion

50g butter

480g salmon (4 fillets), skinless and boneless

3 tbsp sauce flour

500ml milk

100g frozen peas

50g red Leicester cheese

2 tsp dried parsley/ 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

tomato ketchup to serve


  1. Peel the potatoes and carrots and cut into roughly 1.5Cm chunks.  Bring these to the boil in lightly salted water and cook until tender.
  2. Peel then finely chop the onion and put into a large pan with the butter and fry until the onion becomes clear and starts to brown.  Meanwhile, cut the fish into roughly 2Cm cubes (check for bones) and grate the cheese.
  3. Stir the flour into the onions and fry for around 1 min.
  4. Add the milk, stirring well.  Once a smooth sauce is obtained, add the salmon and peas then bring to the boil.  Turn the heat down and simmer until the fish is cooked through and the peas are tender.
  5. Add the cheese and the parsley.
  6. Once the potatoes and carrots are soft, drain and add the butter and milk then mash well.
  7. When cooked, put the salmon mixture into a medium sized dish (around 20 x 28Cm), and top with the mash.  Sprinkle over the remaining cheese and grill the pie until the cheese bubbles and the potato begins to crispen up.
  8. Serve with tomato ketchup.

Tip:  You might like to add a handful of prawns to this dish.  Other meaty fish such as cod also work well.


Tasty Tuesdays on

24 thoughts on “Gold fish pie

  1. This looks great. I think it might just work as being different enough from the despised (for no good reason) normal fish pie, to persuade him actually to try it.
    Will report back!

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  2. Ha ha ha the title certainly made me giggle! We all love fish pie and this one looks delicious. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x


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