Smoked Fish Pie


This recipe is a strong family favourite. It's great to warm you up on cold winter evenings, or in the summer served with a fresh green salad. You can use Cheddar instead of Red Leicester if you prefer. A plain bechamel sauce is also tasty, but add a little more nutmeg. If sauce making is scary, this dish works just as well with a tin of smoked fish chowder or packet sauce.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 onions, halved and sliced

  • 6 potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 2 cups frozen green peas

  • 2 (6 ounce) salmon fillets, cut into 1 inch cubes

  • 1 pound smoked haddock fillets, undyed, cut into 1 inch cubes

  • 1 cup flaked or chopped smoked salmon

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 3 cups milk

  • 1 ½ cups Red Leicester cheese, grated

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions; cook and stir until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Place the potatoes in a separate saucepan and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until tender enough to pierce with a fork. Drain and transfer potatoes to the prepared baking dish.

  4. Add the onions, salmon, haddock, and smoked salmon to the baking dish, tossing to mix.

  5. In the same skillet that the onions were cooked in, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in flour so there are no lumps. Cook and stir for a few minutes, then gradually stir in the milk. Simmer, stirring frequently, until the sauce begins to thicken. Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper; remove from the heat. Stir in most of the Cheddar cheese until melted, reserving some to sprinkle over the top of the casserole. Pour the sauce over the contents of the baking dish, and sprinkle with the remaining Cheddar cheese.

  6. Bake in preheated oven until the salmon is cooked through and the cheese on top is toasted, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

695 Calories
26g Fat
59g Carbs
55g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 695
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 1332mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 55g
Vitamin C 59mg 296%
Calcium 495mg 38%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 1864mg 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.