Mikes Fish pie (Serves
Quantities may be halved for
- 700g (1.5lb) Potatoes, peeled and chopped into chunks
- 1 Large Haddock filet
- 2 Medium Salmon Steaks
- Chopped fresh Parsley (Cilantro)
- 500g (1lb) jar of Homepride "Fred's Favourite" Fish Pie Sauce
- Butter or Margarine
- Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
- 25g (1oz) Weightwatchers Low Fat Grated Mature Cheese
- Pre-heat oven to 200°C/ 392°F/Gas Mark 6
- Lightly spray an oven proof dish with low calorie Olive Oil spray
- Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, lower the heat and simmer until the potatoes are soft.
- Drain the potatoes and mash with a little semi-skimmed milk and butter.
- Remove all skin and bones from the fish and chop into chunks and place in the oven proof dish.
- Sprinkle with the chopped parsley (cilantro) and mix up well.
- Season the fish mixture with freshly ground sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Pour the sauce over the fish.
- Top with the mashed potato and then sprinkle the cheese over the top of the potato.
- Place in the centre of the oven for 30 minutes or until the sauce is bubbling around the edge of the dish.
- Serve with green vegetables, for example peas, broccolli, green beans or a sweet tasting cabbage.
Having moved to the USA, we can't find good stuff like Homepride cook-in-sauces so I have had to improvise. A visit to Walmart and a search for sauces to
cook fish in was frustrating. Virtually all of the sauces available are on the shelf listed as "Pasta Sauces", there are none whatsoever on the fish department shelves.
Of the rest, Alfredo sauce seemed a likely candidate but it had too much cheese in it, as did many other pasta sauces. I eventually found one called
Lemon Artichoke Simmer Sauce. Sounded that it might go with fish.
This is produced under the Gia Russa brand name, whoever that is, but that's ok, it was a sauce that could possibly work with my fish pie.
Ingredients check showed no cheese in it. YAY!!
Don't get me wrong, I like cheese, but in a fish pie that has cheese on the top, you don't need cheese IN it too.