Living by the sea, we try to eat fish often and this hearty meal is an easy way to enjoy a little bit of what you fancy! This fish pie is good enough for a dinner party and the kids love it, too. Serve with a green salad or green steamed vegetables like broccoli.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
2 hrs 5 mins
total:
2 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 3 1/2-quart baking dish
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Cut a small slit in each potato and place onto a baking sheet.

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  • Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, about 1 hour 10 minutes.

  • While the potatoes are baking, melt 4 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat; stir in onion. Cook and stir until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Mix in Cheddar cheese, cream, mustard, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until sauce is warm and Cheddar has melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Place white fish and shrimp in a 3 1/2-quart oven-proof baking dish. Pour cheese sauce over the fish; stir until well combined.

  • Scoop the flesh out of the baked potatoes and place in a large bowl; discard the skins. Add 4 tablespoons butter and season with salt and pepper. Mash with a fork until butter has melted and potatoes are smooth. Spread the mashed potatoes evenly over the top of the fish.

  • Bake until sauce is bubbling and potato topping is golden brown, about 55 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you substitute frozen shrimp for fresh shrimp, thaw them before cooking.

Nutrition Facts

529 calories; protein 30.7g 62% DV; carbohydrates 31.7g 10% DV; fat 31.2g 48% DV; cholesterol 171.8mg 57% DV; sodium 401.4mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2020
When I saw that this recipe had only one review, and a 2-star rating, I was a little concerned, but I wanted to make a fish pie, and this seemed like the easiest recipe out there. I made this for myself and my mother, and we both really like it! I used cod as the white fish, and for the medium cheddar, I ended up using the bits and bobs of shredded cheese we had in the freezer. which included some sharp cheddar. That may have improved the flavour, I don't know. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/28/2019
I really hate to do this but I have to be honest. I like all of the ingredients in this recipe and this sounded delicious but this recipe did not work at all for us. The taste was ok but the texture was so unappealing that I couldn't even bring myself to eat the leftovers. When plated it looks like a big mound of mashed potatoes but every other bite you get a piece of hidden fish or shrimp that just throws you off. Again the flavor was fine if you can get over the texture or lack there of. I almost think it would be better if you put the potato layer down first and baked it to form a "crust" and then later added the shrimp and sauce? I don't know but it is just a thought. I will not be attempting this one again...sorry Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2020
This is the easiest fish pie I have ever made. I used cod and haddock for the white fish and a few extra shrimp as there were some left in the bag. It instructions are simple, the sauce with its dash of mustard and lemon had a nice slight "tang". It was also thick enough to bind the fish nicely together, making a definite bottom layer to the pie. Baking the potatoes instead of boiling them before mashing them was a new technique for me but one I will now use frequently (I did bake mine in the microwave which saved a lot of time). The result a tasty browned topping on a succulent fish base. NOTE: this IS a potato topped pie similar to Shepherds Pie, do not expect a separate crust like most american pies. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2020
When I saw that this recipe had only one review, and a 2-star rating, I was a little concerned, but I wanted to make a fish pie, and this seemed like the easiest recipe out there. I made this for myself and my mother, and we both really like it! I used cod as the white fish, and for the medium cheddar, I ended up using the bits and bobs of shredded cheese we had in the freezer. which included some sharp cheddar. That may have improved the flavour, I don't know. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/28/2019
I really hate to do this but I have to be honest. I like all of the ingredients in this recipe and this sounded delicious but this recipe did not work at all for us. The taste was ok but the texture was so unappealing that I couldn't even bring myself to eat the leftovers. When plated it looks like a big mound of mashed potatoes but every other bite you get a piece of hidden fish or shrimp that just throws you off. Again the flavor was fine if you can get over the texture or lack there of. I almost think it would be better if you put the potato layer down first and baked it to form a "crust" and then later added the shrimp and sauce? I don't know but it is just a thought. I will not be attempting this one again...sorry Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2020
Gobbled it down...every last bite. Read More
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