Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fish & Potato Pie


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Homecooking is all about giving new spins to the same old ingredients, isn't it? After I made Fish En Croute, I had another snapper fillet left, so I made a Fish & Potato Pie. Yup, another one-dish meal for another hectic day. Easy to cook, eat and clean up. I like! And I'm sure you'll like it too. :) I made this pie with a pinch of this and a dash of that (read: no recipe), so please feel free to adjust according to your preferences. :)

Recipe
- Approximately 150g skinless snapper fillet (or any other fish you like), cut into medium-sized chunks and marinated in:
- liberal pinches of salt and pepper
- a squeeze of lemon juice (do not allow to leave for more than 1 hour because the lemon juice will toughen and "cook" the fish)

- 2 large potatoes (floury kind), boiled till soft, then peeled and mashed roughly with a pinch of salt, pepper, paprika (optional), a generous knob of butter, and a drizzle of olive oil
- I used a fork and it was done very quickly, no need to mash till very fine as you will be mashing again later on

- 1/4 wedge of yellow onion, chopped finely
- 1 baby carrot, chopped into small chunks
- 1 handful of frozen peas, rinsed and drained
- a knob of butter
- 1 tbsp freshly parsley, chopped finely (leave a small pinch aside for garnishing)

1. In a skillet, heat a knob of butter and add in the chopped onions and carrots. Cook over a low flame until the onions have softened. Do not allow the ingredients (or the butter) to burn. Add in the marinated fish chunks. As the fish cooks, flake some of it with your spatula. The others, leave as chunks. This will give some texture to the potatoes later on.

2. Add the fish mixture into the mashed potatoes, sprinkle the parsley and mix gently to combine. Taste test. Need more salt? Pepper? Add now. Transfer to an ovenproof casserole dish. It should look something like that:



3. Dot with butter and top with shredded cheese (firmly packed).



4. Bake for about 20 mins in a preheated oven, at 170C. The sides should bubble and the cheese should be lightly golden.



5. Leave to cool for about 10mins before serving because it will be VERY hot. Serve with a side dish of salad veggies, perhaps? Enjoy!

27 comments:

  1. it look very delicious and lovely! (:

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  2. Love at first sight! I've had my dinner, but I still want some of that pie!

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  3. Ahh.. we make something similar..never added cheese..great idea..what a mom you are! Great meals for the family and so busy!

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  4. Pies are my favourite thing at the moment since it is so cold in London at the moment. We can't have too much cheese though as the lactose free cheese does not melt as well as chedder. Presentation looks great and healthy for all the family.

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  5. Ya...it looks so yummy. You are fantastic! Thanks for the idea :-)
    I used to just make mashed potato with hard boiled eggs for my kids. Now I have another variation to try. Thanks!

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  6. I definitely would love some of this.. the crispy layer of cheese is very tempting! I always like to bake pasta with lots of gruyere and grill to have crispy top then I would finish the first layer before I hit the pasta.. LOL

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  7. oops I intended to make a similar dish today, with both fresh and smoked fish fillet. Yum yum!

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  8. oh yummy, im going to try this weekend, weekday work work, need some cooking therapy hehe. What cheese do you suggest for younger kids?

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  9. I love this one dish meal! Looks delicious with the melted cheese.

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  10. Ah, this is one of my favorite sorts of things to eat, and Poppa Trix absolutely adores anything with peas in it. Lovely!

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  11. This dish looks like it would make any kid love fish!
    Ju everything you prepare looks like it was made with so much love! You shine through your food!
    Beautiful!

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  12. And I love love such a recipe! will try soon.

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  13. This dish sounds yummy. I will make it!!

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  14. This looks and sounds so delish, I cannot wait to try it! What a great recipe! So glad I found it.

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  15. YUm!!! I am so in love with potato and fish pie these days as well... it is just a sign that winter is round the corner.

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  16. Delicious~ Love that picture when the cheese just melted forming that perfect pie top :)

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  17. yummy!! i would like to try this soon. may i know this portion serves how many people? i would like to serve 8, so need your advice.

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  18. Thanks everyone!

    phoebeluv: It's enough for 2 if you are serving it with other dishes, eg, bread/soup/salad. But on its own, I can finish the whole lot on a hungry day. ;)

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  19. i tried your fish pie recipe today. i also added abt 50ml of thick cream to the potato too to make it smoother, and some chopped button mushrooms. my whole family love it very much. thank you!!

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  20. Ju, i tried your recipe with less salt as wanna give my girl to try, oh man its super yummy!!

    Cheese i use gouda and mozzarella, realise melted cheese she cant bite as no teeth so i eat all the cheese haha. Yumz.

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  21. ClearTear: Lol! Good to know you & your little girl liked it. ;)

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  22. I love recipes like these, when you just toss together whatever is in the fridge for a brand new dish. I've made this several times now, and my sister continues to say that this is the best dish she's ever had. I'm now visiting my mom and stepdad, and my mother has requested it. Thanks again! :o)

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  23. Hello there. I was wondering where I can get these ovenproof casseroles from, and how much do they costs? Thanks in advance...

    Shameem

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    1. Shameem: Hi, they were all passed to me by my mum (so I really don't know the cost), but I am very sure you can get these easily at Tangs, Isetan, Robinsons or Takashimaya. :)

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  24. This looks amazing, am gonna try it out tonight! *crosses fingers

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