Creamy Fish Pie with Sweet Potato Mash

A delicious warming, family friendly recipe from English Mum

Creamy fish pie with sweet potato mash

You will need:

2 tbsp Crisp ‘Dry oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 large sweet potatoes
1 x 400g frozen fish pie mix (mine was from Waitrose)
2 bay leaves
Around 400ml milk
100g frozen peas
Cooked prawns (optional)
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp plain flour

Firstly, preheat the oven to gas 5/190C.

Heat the oil over a medium heat and then fry the onions until soft and just starting to go golden. Drain on kitchen paper and set aside.

Peel and chop the potatoes and cook in plenty of boiling water until soft.

Place the frozen fish pie mix into a large, heavy based frying pan and pour over enough milk to just cover the fish.  Add the bay leaves and season well.  Bring to a simmer, then cook gently for around 5 minutes, or until the fish is just tender.

When the fish is just cooked, scoop it out with a slotted spoon and keep to one side.  Strain the remaining poaching and keep for the sauce.

For the creamy sauce, melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat, then stir in the flour. Allow it to cook for a minute, stirring well, then gently whisk in the poaching milk until you get a nice, creamy sauce.  Adjust the seasoning and then pour the sauce all over the reserved onions, fish, peas and cooked prawns (if using), mixing very gently so you don’t break up the fish.

Spoon the filling into an ovenproof dish, then mash the potatoes with a little butter and pile over the fish mixture. Bake for around 20 minutes until the top is just starting to brown.  Serve with some steamed seasonal veg.

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