Fish Pie – the ultimate in comfort food!

23 Sep

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Fish Pie – great comfort food when the weather is starting to change, it’s getting a bit cold out and you just want to snuggle up. It is also very easy – my kind of food. This one, best of all, is Gluten- and lactose-free. It is not 100% FODMAP-free I am afraid, as the gluten-free parsley sauce I used did contain a bit of dried onion powder, but thankfully not enough to have an effect on us, so hopefully that will be the same for you! I was delighted to find gluten- and dairy-free sauces in asda recently and best of all they taste great and save a lot of time, and eliminate the risk of lumpy sauce!

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Obviously if you are OK with lactose you can just use normal milk, butter and cheese and if not, the lactose free versions work perfectly -this is what I used (apart from a bit of double gloucester on the top at the end…)

Ingredients

  • 700g mixed fish pieces – you could either use a couple of the fish pie mixes available in most supermarkets or pick out a selection of your favourite fish
  • 1/2-3/4 pint of milk – soya, rice or “normal” milk will all work
  • 1 pack of gluten- and lactose- free cheese or parsley sauce mix (I used parsley for a change)
  • Spring onions (green part only)
  • 1 tin of sweetcorn
  • 4 large potatoes (I used a mix of sweet and normal potatoes)
  • Butter or lactose free spread to mash
  • Lactose-free or normal cheese

Method

  • Chop potatoes and put onto the boil for approx. 15 mins or until soft
  • While potatoes are boiling place the fish in a saucepan, cover with milk and bring to the boil.
  • Add spring onions and cook for 5 mins for fresh fish/10 mins for frozen fish (or check cooking instructions)
  • Place sweetcorn in a casserole/oven proof dish and add the cooked fish and spring onions – drain the milk into a jug – you’ll need it for the sauce!
  • Pour the milk back into a saucepan and add the cheese or parsley sauce mix (or make it from scratch if you are better at it than me!!) stir until thick and pour over the fish and sweetcorn
  • drain and mash the potatoes with a little butter/dariy-free spread and milk
  • Spread the mashed potato over the fish mix and pop in the oven for approx 20 mins. I always have to pop a baking sheet under my casserole dish as 9 times out of 10 the sauce bubbles away (as it should) but then also bubbles over the edge of the dish and cleaning that off of the oven is not my idea of fun!!
  • If you want to add cheese sprinkle over the top and pop under the grill for 5 minutes until bubbling
  • Enjoy!

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