Easy fisherman’s pie (gf) and assorted ailments


I have been anything but a Healthy Epicurean this past week 😦 If I ever give tips on flu-dodging, please feel free to ignore – I obviously don’t know what I’m  talking about. My endless witterings about optimal vitamin D levels and the like, have proved to be as useless as they are boring. Having said that, so far, neither husband nor son have caught it, so maybe I’m just better at dispensing advice than implementing it. True to form, poor Hugo developed piroplasmosis, a potentially fatal tick-borne canine disease,  as a mark of sympathy.  One syringe full of antidote and two raw steaks later and he was raring to go again. I only wish the same could be said for me #whingemoan 🙄

I adapted this fish pie from a recipe by Tana Ramsay. My version is gluten-free.

Ingredients (serves 4)

300g white fish (cod or haddock), skinned and boned

200g salmon, skinned and boned

150g prawns, peeled

200ml milk

200ml vegetable stock

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

3 leeks, sliced

2 carrots, peeled and chopped

4 mushrooms, peeled and sliced

3 large potatoes, peeled

half a celeriac, peeled

knob of butter

Sea salt and freshly ground black Pepper

1/2 teaspoon paprika

150ml double cream

4 tablespoons grated cheese (cheddar, compté, parmesan)

Preheat the oven to 190°C. Place the fish and prawns in a frying pan and cover with the milk and stock to poach (for approximately ten minutes). Fry the onion, leeks, carrots and mushrooms in olive oïl to soften. Cut the potatoes and celeriac into large chunks and boil until tender. Drain and mash with a knob of butter and the seasoning.

Add the drained fish to the fried vegetables and double cream and combine well. Place this mixture in an ovenproof dish. Spoon the mashed potato/celeriac over the top, sprinkling the grated cheese on top. Cook for about 30 minutes until the potatoes and cheese are golden brown and bubbling.

6 responses to “Easy fisherman’s pie (gf) and assorted ailments

  1. Sounds delicious and the perfect comfort food, and judging from your post you need some comfort. Feel better soon, glad your family hasn’t gotten sick. Poor Hugo, I have never heard of that, am very happy to hear he is alright al!!

  2. Your recipe has come in time for me to try it on the last days of my “Fisherman’s Diet”- I’ll be subbing the potatoes for cauliflower mash though and doing it with a small pinch of parmesan instead.
    I hope you and your family find good health soon, but with food like this coming out of your kitchen I’d trade places with them anytime 😉 Get well soon! xx

  3. Oh poor you, there’s a horrid strain of flu in these parts too, though we’ve all (fingers and toes crossed) managed to escape it thus far. Our collie pup’s not even a year old yet and she’s had two near-death experiences with this tick disease already – truly frightening isn’t it? Every time she’s the slightest bit dozy I’m getting all panicked now!. The fish pie looks fab by the way too, love all the veggies and the celeriac mash topping. Still on for a cakey swop….did you get my email?

    • Oh poor puppy – it’s horrible to see them so pathetic isn’t it? Cake swap definitely still on, although I have lost your photo, along with everything else when my computer was struck by lightning. I didn’t get an email from you recently. Perhaps you could send it again as I don’t have your address on my iPad.

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