Salmon and Smoked Haddock Pie

Salmon and Smoked Haddock Pie

For any of you lucky enough to have a teenager in your life you’ll appreciate my love of cheap, nutritious and most importantly, filling, meals.

Both my boys have evolved from fussy snackers into human dustbins. They burst through the front door at the end of the school day & right on cue, ask

“how long ’til dinner?”.

They have a hunger which never seems to go!

One of my favourite teen filler uppers is this salmon and smoked haddock pie. I make it the day before and use frozen fish portions which I nearly always have in the freezer to keep costs down, but you can use fresh fish if you’d rather.

for variation add extra vegetables such as sweetcorn and small pieces of chopped carrots.

A perfect midweek meal, this salmon and smoked haddock pie can be made in advance.

Ingredients;

Maris Piper potatoes

2 eggs

1 finely chopped onion

2 hard boiled eggs

2 small portions fillet of salmon

2 small portions smoked haddock (If using frozen fish check packing for defrosting advice)

1/2 pint of milk

50g butter

50g plain flour

600ml double cream

1 finely chopped onion

handful of fresh parsley (can be substituted for 1 tsp dried)

2 handfuls of frozen peas

Fresh spinach

Method;

  1. Preheat oven to 180
  2. Peel potatoes, cube and put in boiling water along with the eggs.
  3. In a large frying pan, gently poached the fish in the milk for around 10 – 15 minutes then remove the fish and pour the milk in a jug.
  4. Next melt the butter over a low heat in the same frying pan then fry the onion for couple of minutes
  5. remove from the heat and stir in some flour, you want enough so it soaks up the butter and combines with the onion.
  6. Gradually add the milk from the poached fish, stirring and each time then leave to cool for 10 minutes, finally slowly adding the cream
  7. Add pinches of salt & pepper, chopped parsley.
  8. Put in an oven proof dish with the fish, chopped boiled eggs and peas then add a layer of spinach and top with the mashed potatoes.
  9. Bake in a pre heated oven on gas mark 180 for an 1/2 hour (60 minutes if it’s chilled. )

A treat for your taste buds with this smoked haddock and salmon pie

for more thrifty recipes try

sausage and vegetable bake  and Nasi Goring

 

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7 Comments

  1. Fi Ní Neachtáin
    17th January 2016 / 2:29 pm

    I wish I liked fish because that pie looks really delicious! I may have to make one myself for the boys to try, I really want my little one to eat more fish and this looks so wholesome.

    • 18th January 2016 / 7:50 am

      Why not make a smaller portion or even freeze half if you’re using fresh fish?

  2. 17th January 2016 / 7:18 pm

    This looks amazing, I am a vegetarian but my friend is a pescatarian and would love this. Great recipe thank you x

  3. Angela at Daysinbed
    17th January 2016 / 9:50 pm

    This looks and sounds like a tasty dish full of protein. I enjoy fish meals! Thanks for sharing this fab recipe. Maybe I could make this tomorrow as i need to prep some fish meals for my operation. You’ve saved me some research! 🙂 Angela

  4. 17th January 2016 / 10:00 pm

    I have two teens at home – they would love this! It looks delicious – perfect for a winters evening. Kaz x

    • 18th January 2016 / 7:45 am

      It’s a great one pot dish for the family, my guys wolf it down and a real winter warmer on a chilly day.

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