15 Jan

Cheeky Fish Pie with a Cheeky Cheese Sauce

Cheeky Fish Pie with a Cheeky Cheese Sauce

Serves 4
Prep time 35 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 1 hours, 5 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Portion Size 450g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
452 5.6g 11.3g 4.8g 2.2g
Serves: 4
Calories: 452
Time: 1 hr 5 mins

Ingredients

The Filling

  • 250g Cod (Cut into bite sized chunks)
  • 250g Smoked Haddock (Cut into bite sized chunks)
  • 120g Salmon (Cut into bite sized chunks)
  • 120g Tiger Prawns
  • 1.5 tablespoons Small Capers
  • 1 tablespoon Small Gherkins (Chopped)

The Sauce

  • 250ml Semi Skimmed Milk
  • 18g Cornflower
  • 75g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese (Grated)
  • 1 teaspoon English Mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Fresh Parsley (Chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon White Pepper

The Topping

  • 600g Old Maris Piper Potatoes (Peeled and cut into even sized pieces)
  • 5 Spring Onions (Finely sliced)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Fresh Parsley (Choppped)
  • 75ml Semi Skimmed Milk
  • 50g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese (Grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon White Pepper

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Wash and prepare the fish as required by the recipe or ask your fishmonger to do this for you
Sauce
2 In a bowl combine the corn flour with 75ml or 3 tbsp of the milk. Set aside and bring the remaining milk to the simmer in a saucepan over a medium heat, stir in the corn flour mixture and continue to stir until the sauce thickens.
3 Add the grated cheese, mustard and pepper; continue stirring and cook for a further 2 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Filling
4 Place the cod, salmon, haddock, prawns, gherkins, capers, and chopped parsley in a bowl, mix well, season with pepper, stir in the cheese sauce. and carefully pour the fish mixture into a large oven proof dish.
Topping
5 When the potatoes are cooked, drain and mash. Season with pepper; add the spring onions, herbs and milk. Stir well and check the seasoning.
6 Carefully spoon the mash over the fish sprinkle over the grated cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes until thoroughly cooked and golden brown in the pre-heated oven.

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen knife, measuring jug, cheese grater, whisk, spatula, mixing bowl, saucepan, large pan, large bowl and large oven proof dish.

Cheeky Service Hint:
This recipe makes a great coating sauce, perfect for use in pies, pouring over fish and binding ingredients together.

Cheeky Handy hint
For a slightly thinner pouring sauce for pasta dishes etc, simply reduce the amount of corn flour to 30g per 500ml milk.

Cheeky Healthy Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar, 36% less calories and 19% more protein and 13% more calcium.

Cod is low in Saturated Fat and is also a good source of Vitamin D, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Potassium and a very good source of Protein, Phosphorus and Selenium.