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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.10 / 5 (653 votes)

Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
15 min

Nothing comforts like home-made fish pie, with succulent pieces of fish, prawns, mussels and scallops under a fluffy cloud of mash potatoes.


1. Gently fry the leek in half the butter, stirring occasionally, until softened. Set aside.

2. Steam the mussels in a pan with a splash of water, until the shells open. Discard any that do not open. Remove the mussel flesh from their shells. Set aside.

3. Cut the salmon, haddock, cod and smoked haddock into 3cm chunks and put into a large pan along with the scallops. Cover with milk, bring to a simmer and poach for 6-7 minutes. Drain the fish, reserving the milk for the sauce.

4. Heat the remaining butter in a clean pan and stir in the flour. Cook, stirring for a couple of minutes, then start to add the warm poaching milk. Season with salt and pepper and cook until thickened to the consistency of double cream. Remove from the heat and stir in the leeks and most of the parsley.

5. Put the chunks of fish in a grill-proof pie dish and add the steamed mussels and prawns. Pour over the warm sauce.

6. Spread the prepared mashed potato on top of the pie and grate over the parmesan. Sprinkle with the remaining chopped parsley.

7. Put the pie under a hot grill until the top is crisp and golden and the cheese has melted.


  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 100 g butter
  • 10 mussels, in their shells
  • 100 g salmon, skinned
  • 100 g haddock fillets, skinned
  • 100 g cod fillets, skinned
  • 100 g smoked haddock
  • 4 scallops
  • 300 ml full-fat milk
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • handful roughly chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 100 g frozen cooked prawns, defrosted
  • 400 g mashed potato
  • handful grated parmesan

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Latest Comment


wonderful fish pie, delicious, what more to saySmile) oh yes simple to prepare and cook thx

underbank underbank  Posted 24 Jun 2013 9:08 AM

I'm just off to the fishmonger! How delicious does that sound? I may even "splash" out on some white wine to cook the mussels in!

The Dalai Farmer The Dalai Farmer  Posted 16 Nov 2012 11:31 AM

please could the recipes be shown with there calorific values

joanneC50614 joanneC50614  Posted 10 Aug 2012 12:01 PM

very easy and very good, delicious!

gloriaS30226 gloriaS30226 Posted 06 Sep 2011 7:24 PM

Star, superbly tasty & so easy. Thank you

johnB34694 johnB34694 Posted 17 May 2011 5:40 PM

OMG! This is so easy and delicious...I use sweet potato instead!

gingedave gingedave Posted 28 Jan 2011 2:41 PM

how tasted your recipes i like it , perfect delicious. thank you keep it up

amyB66043 amyB66043 Posted 25 Nov 2010 11:47 AM

will give it 4 stars

ELLENNO2 ELLENNO2 Posted 18 Feb 2010 4:04 PM

Have made this fish dish, my husbant it was great.did;nt use the mussels as dont like them, will do it again. thank yous.ellen dublin

ELLENNO2 ELLENNO2 Posted 18 Feb 2010 4:03 PM

In the video he uses wine but there is no mention of it either in the ingredients or method.Can anyone advise please.

AlanR35367 AlanR35367 Posted 01 Feb 2010 10:42 AM

Vert good ! Wife and boy loved it . . .

atrebatus atrebatus Posted 27 Jan 2010 11:43 PM

made this and thought it was beautiful. very expensive so i wouldn't make it every day. and i used scallions and an onion instead of leek. thought it was very tasty and everyone ate it all up.

louiseW39688 louiseW39688 Posted 14 Jan 2010 10:01 PM

Dont cook this it terrible

LeahL4255 LeahL4255 Posted 14 Jan 2010 5:53 PM

im sorry but this was disgusting no one in my family liked it!!! MANKY

LeahL4255 LeahL4255 Posted 14 Jan 2010 5:52 PM

To be honest this was quite average. Simple enough and obviously depends on the quality of the seafood you get. Still didn't think it was that good. A little bland.

Leebod Leebod Posted 08 Dec 2009 12:24 PM

why oh why aren't any of the videos working???

oz.thomas@virgin.net oz.thomas@virgin.net Posted 12 Nov 2009 6:43 AM

It looks absolutely inviting! Is simple and easy to make and taste out of this world. Better than my family recipe.

Ahya Ahya Posted 23 Oct 2009 11:59 PM

looks fantastic, I have never eaten fish pie but maybe I will try this.

cinderhill cinderhill Posted 22 Oct 2009 1:40 PM

Just cooked this for my girlfriend and I. It was delicous. By far the best fish pie I've ever eaten! A large mix of flavours without being too overpowering. Not cheap to make and I'd imagine not too healthy with all that butter that goes in, but well worth it! Stu from Wiltshire, UK

StueyB StueyB Posted 14 Jul 2009 10:19 PM

I just want to say WOW! It's fantastic...it's the great British fish pie :-)

Catherine101 Catherine101 Posted 07 Apr 2009 5:46 AM

Just tried it after watching the video and it is superb. Jeff from Sydney

Jeff11 Jeff11 Posted 24 Nov 2008 12:04 PM

loved the programme and recipes shall make the fish pie tonight it looks delicious. Judy from Belgium.

seduj seduj Posted 05 Nov 2008 10:02 AM