اَعُوْذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيْمِ
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمن الرَّحِيْمِ
[DISCLAIMER] I have significantly reduced my consumption of fish after watching a Netflix documentary called Seaspiracy (which I recommend that everyone watch). A 2021 film made about the true tragedies behind the seafood industry. This fish pakora recipe was made prior to me watching this documentary. Due to this and other research I have undertaken I have now made the decision to limit my intake of fish. Although I have not entirely stopped eating it yet. This fish recipe was made prior to this decision.
Fish pie, also known as Fisherman’s pie, is a traditional British dish. This is a simple fish pie recipe that is a great excuse to pack in veg, so use whatever you have on hand. Nothing beats this fish pie recipe for a hearty comfort food. Chunks of fish poached in a thick parsley sauce then topped with a buttery mash. Served along a warm cup of tea and perfect for these cold winter nights!
This fish pie recipe is one of one of my family’s top favourite dinner recipes. It is the perfect comfort food, made with creamy mash and fish chunks in a parsley sauce.
The idea of making fish pie first popped in my head due to one of my favourite freezer foods. Young’s fisherman’s pie and admiral’s pie. I absolutely LOVE this fisherman’s pie and admiral’s pie and there is nothing that tastes quite like it. However, the problem arises is that everyone in my family always wants some. This means that no one ever gets enough. It tastes SO good. But it also ends up turning out to be quite pricy if I ever buy enough to satisfy the whole family. So, I thought hey why not make a homemade version?
Originally when I first started making it, I never used to add parsley sauce. This resulted in a rather dry dish. It did taste somewhat nice, don’t get me wrong, but it wasn’t quite there yet. I wanted to get that sauce within the dish. So, I made the parsley sauce and cooked the fish in it. The first time I tried it like that I made a small batch. It went down an absolute treat. I had to make it again the next day because my siblings were all complaining that they didn’t get enough.
Usually, I only add peas and sweetcorn to the dish, but you could add any vegetables you like. You could omit the vegetables entirely. Although why on earth would you do that unless you wanted to serve them separately. That isn’t a bad shout actually, because I sometimes do it as well. It is entirely up to you! The world is your fish (oyster, but not oyster…). I showed my brother my bad pun and he just looked me dead in the eye and said I’m not funny. I think I’m funny though…
Anyways back to the dish this creamy mash potato topping might be a bit too creamy for some people. You can omit the milk or reduce the milk if want a thicker consistency of mash. I personally like a rather runny mash because it just gives it that comfort food feeling. You can just throw a spoonful into a bowl. Turn on the TV and just eat it up with that cosy and warm feeling. My shepherd’s pie recipe has a much thicker mash, so you can check that out if you prefer your mash to be that sort of way. Ever since I got the idea from Natasha of Natasha’s Kitchen, I have always used a whisk to make my mash. I know this is not the ideal way to make mash, but I love the texture I get from it. You don’t have to do it!
Serve this fish pie with a side of crispy French fries for the perfect comfort food dinner.
I’m Sadia, the person behind The Aziz Kitchen. A 20-and-some year-old Muslim aspiring doctor and writer who loves to experiment with cooking, baking and all things food. On this blog you will find my favourite, delicious, family-friendly recipes.
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