Simple fish pie

I don’t make fish pie very often because when I do it tends to be very extravagant.

A family tradition has evolved of having fish pie on Christmas Eve which makes the extravagance of the recipe seem, somehow, justified – king prawns, fresh haddock, fresh salmon, cream in the mash, a good full-fat hard French cheese on the top.

I decided that as fish pie is so lovely, I needed to do a cheaper, every-day kind of version.   I don’t know why I haven’t done this before but…

Tonight’s fish pie:

Frozen white fish (basa fillets)

Tin of pink salmon

Boiled eggs

Parsley sauce

Buttery mash with some grated cheddar on the top.

Despite the ordinariness of the ingredients this was a great everyday fish pie.


We had this with steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots.

Lovely sunshine today – hope you all had a good day.


2 thoughts on “Simple fish pie

    1. It is a lovely Christmas eve dinner, special and yet, despite its richness, seemingly lighter that the big Christmas dinner you know is coming the next day. And a good excuse to have a very nice bottle of Chablis alongside!


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