December 3, 2022

Chef´s Choice

Light Fish Pie


by Chef

It’s now been a few months since our dear friend Nigel Watson died. On the internet forum “”, launched and mainly operated by him for a long time, there is a section that was very close to his heart, cooking recipes. Under the pseudonym “Chef”, Nigel published a whole range of tasty recipes, some of which I want to call back to life. Readers being interested in “”, please click the link below and become members of the forum.

Fish PieIngredients

1 tbsp olive oil
1 leek, sliced
30g/1oz flour
300ml/½ pint milk
125g/4½oz prawns, cooked and peeled
salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 x 110g/4oz smoked haddock fillets
3 large potatoes, peeled, par-boiled and sliced

Preparation method

Pre-heat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the leeks and fry for 2-3 minutes, until soft.
Add the flour, stir well and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and gradually stir in the milk. Return to the heat and cook, stirring well, until the sauce has thickened. Simmer gently for five minutes.
Stir in the prawns and season with salt and pepper.

Place half the sauce into a pie dish. Place the haddock fillets on top, then spoon over the remaining sauce.

Top with the sliced potatoes and season with some more freshly ground black pepper.
Place the dish on a baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes, until the potatoes are golden and the fish is completely cooked through.

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