British Fish Pie Recipe

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Fish pie is one of the great British pies. It may be beige, but it’s not lacking in flavor. This comforting pie made with flaky fish, shrimp and peas in a bath of a warm creamy parsley sauce, topped with mashed potato.


  • 3 pounds russet potato, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 1/2 ounces unsalted butter, plus 3 1/2 ounces
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, plus 2 1/4 cups
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of ground black pepper, small
  • 6 ounces onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, heaping
  • parsley flakes
  • 1 pound firm whitefish
  • 1/2 pound salmon
  • 1/2 pound shrimp
  • 1/2 pound smoked fish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ground nutmeg, to taste, optional
  • 6 ounces fresh peas, or frozen peas, 1 1/2 cups
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Add the potatoes to a large pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes until cooked. Drain and mash with 3...
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British Fish Pie Recipe

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