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  • Writer's pictureJanice Tracey


Updated: Aug 3, 2023

One of Jamie Oliver's Fish Pie recipes, amended by me, but most definitely inspired by him.

Oval pie dish filled with fish pie topped with crispy mash on a grey and white marble table with accessories
Self Saucing Fish Pie

A few simple ingredients: tomatoes, carrots, celery, lemon juice, grated cheese, fish, potatoes and cauliflower and you have a stunning self-saucing fish pie dinner.

Gluten free, High Fibre, High Protein. Nutrient Dense

Filling for Fish Pie

  • I packet of mixed fish (about 600g)

  • 100g prawns (can leave out)

  • 2 sticks celery grated

  • 2 carrots grated

  • 150g cheddar cheese grated

  • Juice of one lemon

  • 1-2 handfuls spinach

  • 1-2 tbs fresh parsley (or 1 tbs dried)

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes chopped or handful cherry tomatoes.

EDITED I often add a large mug of frozen peas for extra protein and fibre. Here's why

And I've given this classic dish a bit of a Mediterranean twist by adding some oregano, olives and capers - all for my Mediterranean Magic event. Check it out here.

Topping for Fish Pie

  • 500g potatoes

  • ½ cauliflower (or frozen is fine)

  • 1 egg

To Serve

  • Broccoli or green beans


  1. Wash but don’t peel the potatoes (retains all the nutrients and extra fibre).

  2. Boil and when almost done add the cauliflower.

  3. Drain, mash well, add the egg (more nutrients, fats and protein) and mash again.

  4. Throw all the filling ingredients into the base of a pie dish.

  5. Mix well with your hands.

  6. Dot and spread mash evenly over the fish and veg.

  7. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes until crispy and golden on top and serve with another veg or green salad.

Options for Fish Pie

  • Add some chopped sauteed leeks to the mash for extra flavour, nutrients and fibre.

  • Add some extra grated cheese to the mash for a nice cheesy crunchy finish

  • Swap out the potatoes for celeriac for a very low carb dish or use 1/3 potato, 1/3 celeriac and 1/3 cauliflower

  • Make double mash and use it as a topping for a cottage pie

  • Use whatever mix of fish you like. Include some shellfish if you like it.

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