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Fish Pie

January 17, 2013 Cook, Seafood 9 Comments on Fish Pie


I stumbled upon this fish pie recipe online a while back. I just love it! It is like a shepherd’s pie, but with fish. I searched around online and found out that fish pie is a traditional British dish. Although this recipe is not completely the same as the original one. This is absolutely delicious. Flakey fish with creamy mashed potatoes and sweet vegetables all in one dish. Hope you will like this.

Fish Pie (Adapted from The Little Teochew)

2 – 3 servings


–   ¾ pound cod (cut into ½-inch cubes)

–   4 medium red potatoes (peeled and halved)

–   ½ yellow onion (finely chopped)

–   1 carrot (cut into pea-sized)

–   ½ cup frozen peas (rinsed and drained)

–   ¼ – ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

–   1/8 cup whole milk

–   2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus ½ tablespoon for fish

–   2 tablespoons fresh parsley (finely chopped)

–   ½ tablespoon olive oil

–   ¼ teaspoon lemon juice

–   dash of paprika

–   salt

–   ground black pepper


  1. In a medium pot with cold water, put in the potatoes and make sure the water cover the potatoes completely. Season with salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once the water starts to boil, simmer and cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 35 – 45 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the cod with the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. When the potatoes are ready, drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Mashed the potatoes with a masher or big spoon until there is no lump. Stir in the milk and 2 tablespoons butter. Season with salt and pepper. Add a dash of paprika. Mix well.
  5. In a medium pan over medium-low heat, warm up the olive oil and ½ tablespoon butter. Add the onions and carrots and cook until the onions are softened. Stir in the peas. Add the cod and cook through. While cooking the fish, break and flake 1/3 of them.
  6. Put the fish mixture to the mashed potatoes. Add parsley. Gently mix everything together. Season with salt and pepper to your own taste. Transfer the mixture to a desire casserole dish. Top with cheese. Bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the color is golden brown. Serve immediately.


  1. Cod is my favorite fish, so I picked that. But you can use any fish you like.
  2. I love to have a lot of fish in this dish, but you can use ½ pound only.


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  1. Ann@Anncoo Journal January 21, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Beautiful fish pie and sounds very healthy too!

    • Lokness January 22, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      Thank you Ann. I agree with you. It is definitely pretty healthy and tasty.

  2. The Healthy Epicurean January 22, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    This looks really delicious – I like the idea of individual dishes. I made fish pie today and used celeriac instead of potato for the mashed topping – it was pretty good 🙂

    • Lokness January 22, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      I love individual dishes! They are cute and great portion control.
      Oh celery root! Although I have heard of it many times, I haven’t tried it yet. Got to try that soon.

  3. Kanya February 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    This recipe sounds quite good, if it possible to steam instead of bake or bake in a small toast oven.

    • Lokness February 20, 2013 at 9:58 am

      You can skip the baking part. Everything is cooked already, so the baking is not really necessary. It is just a good way to melt the cheese. Enjoy.

  4. Mandy Noble September 19, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Add the cheese. Parmesan or shredded cheese?

    • Mandy Noble September 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      Where it says top with cheese

      • Lokness September 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm

        The only cheese that I used is Parmesan. I usually pick grated Parmesan, but you can also use shredded one too.

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