Helen’s Home cooking

When I chose this recipe last week I did not appreciate that we may all be reaching for the comfort food this week, and Fish pie in my opinion is the ultimate in comfort food; whilst hopefully keeping in line with good health, quickness and being economical. Absolutely nothing wrong with using dried potato in this recipe if time is of the essence here. I am using smoked Haddock however any smoked fish will do and obviously if you want to add additional fish/prawns to your dish then do so.

Fish Pie

serves 4

  • 1kg of mashed potato
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into individual floretts
  • A good handful of frozen sweetcorn or a small tin
  • 2 pieces of smoked fish
  • 450mls of milk
  • 1 1/2dsp cornflour
  • 50g butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 150gms cheese, optional
  1. Have potatoes made and mashed and set aside to cool.
  2. Put broccoli into a pan of salted water bring to the boil and cook for no more than 5mins, drain and set aside.
  3. Place fish and peppered milk in a pan bring to the boil and cook for around 5mins, carefully lift out your fish and retain your milk. Again set fish aside to cool.
  4. Mix cornflour with approx 40ml of cold milk and along with the butter add to your retained fishy milk and slowly bring back to the boil, stirring all the time
  5. Remove from the heat and add cheese if using.
  6. Turn on oven to 180’c, 375’f, Gas mark 4
  7. In a large ashet/casserole dish place your broccoli and sprinkle over your sweetcorn, gently break up your fish and scatter over the veg, pour over your sauce mix allowing it to run down through the fish and veg, finish by covering with your potato.
  8. Place on a large tray and cook for around 35-40 mins. Enjoy.

Next week we shall tart up Macaroni cheese by making it savoury, for this you shall need, macaroni, cheese, milk, butter, cornflour, smokey bacon, onion, mushroom and a red pepper.



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  1. Lovely grub! Canna eat sweetcorn, so mebbe peas or green beans wd be OK. Or tomatoes.

    • I’m always substituting ingredients in Helen’s recipes that’s why they are so good- you work around what you have.

    • Hi, Lorraine anything would do, chose sweetcorn as a counter colour to the broccoli, but anything would do, peas, diced carrots you choose.

  2. I love this recipe almost as much as the fact that this kind of wonderfulness is published in the paper. Thank you, Orkney. You always make me smile. Can’t wait to visit again. Love from Wisconsin, USA.

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