Fish Pie Recipe – Could This Be the Best Pie You Ever Had!

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Fish Pie

Fish pie is a traditional Irish cuisine prepared with several different types of fish in bechamel sauce and covered with mashed potatoes. After cooking in the oven, mashed potatoes form a delicious crust that pairs perfectly with a creamy fish base. Usually, this dish is prepared with codfish, haddock, salmon or/and shrimps.

  • Total Time: 70 Minutes




  • 1 kg potatoes
  • 250 ml milk
  • 50 g butter
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt


  • 250 g cod fillet
  • 500 ml milk
  • 50 g butter
  • 60 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 leek, cut into rounds
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Boil the potatoes in boiling water until soft. Let them cool at room temperature.
  2. Peel the potatoes, place them in a mixing bowl, and mash them with a potato masher.
  3. Add softened butter, warm milk, a pinch of nutmeg and salt.
  4. Mix well with a spatula, cover and set aside.
  5. Bring the milk to a boil in a pan and add the fish.
  6. Add ½ leak and cook for 8 minutes over medium-low heat.
  7. Take out the fish, place it on a plate and let it cool.
  8. Melt the butter in another pan and brown the remaining leak rounds. Cook and stir until lightly golden. 
  9. Gradually add the flour and cook for a minute or two, stirring constantly.
  10. Add the milk you previously cooked the fish in and stir until you obtain a thick sauce. 
  11. Season with salt and pepper.
  12. Gently add the fish to the sauce without stirring much.
  13. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and cover it with mashed potatoes. 
  14. Level the surface of the potatoes with a spatula.
  15. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in a preheated oven at 180°C.
  16. Serve and enjoy!


  • If you find some excellent quality discounted shrimps you can add them to the recipe. 
  • You can decorate the meat by adding mashed potatoes in a piping bag and creating patterns.
  • Author: foodsavingexpert
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 Minutes
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Fish Pie


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 460
  • Sodium: 256mg
  • Fat: 20.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.5g
  • Fiber: 4.5g
  • Protein: 28.6g
  • Cholesterol: 122mg

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