Fish Pie I Recipe with Onions, Pepper, and Tomato Sauce

Fish Pie I

Fish Pie I Recipe with Onions, Pepper, and Tomato Sauce
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 8


Fish Pie I
Fish Pie I

Fish pie is a classic comfort food dish that is perfect for a cozy night in. This recipe combines flaked fish with a creamy tomato sauce, topped with a layer of mashed potatoes. It's a hearty and satisfying meal that is sure to please the whole family.


Fish pie has been a popular dish in British cuisine for centuries. It originated as a way to use up leftover fish and potatoes, and has since become a beloved comfort food dish. The combination of flaky fish, creamy sauce, and buttery mashed potatoes has stood the test of time and remains a favorite in many households.


How to prepare

  1. In a large skillet, sauté the onions, salt, pepper, and mustard in butter or margarine.
  2. Next, add the fish, tomato sauce, 0.5 cup of mashed potatoes, and one beaten egg.
  3. Pack the mixture into a buttered 10-inch deep pie dish.
  4. Spread 2 cups of mashed potatoes over the top of the mixture.
  5. Brush the top with a mixture of beaten egg and water.
  6. Bake the pie at 350°F (177°C) for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  7. Finally, cut the pie into 8 wedges and serve.


  • Add cooked shrimp or scallops to the filling for a seafood medley pie.
  • Mix in some chopped herbs like parsley or dill for added flavor.
  • Use sweet potatoes or cauliflower mash instead of traditional mashed potatoes for a lower-carb option.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use cold steamed fish that has been cleaned from bones for the best texture in this dish.

- Sautéing the onions with salt, pepper, and mustard adds depth of flavor to the filling.

- Brushing the top of the pie with a mixture of beaten egg and water helps to create a golden brown crust.

- Let the pie cool slightly before cutting into wedges to allow the filling to set.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this fish pie with a side salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal. It pairs well with a glass of white wine or a cold beer.

Cooking Techniques

Steaming the fish before adding it to the filling helps to retain its moisture and flakiness.

- Brushing the top of the pie with egg wash creates a shiny, golden crust.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use butter instead of margarine for a richer flavor.

- Substitute canned salmon or tuna for the flaked fish.

- Use gluten-free breadcrumbs or crushed nuts instead of flour for a gluten-free version.

Make Ahead Tips

You can assemble the pie ahead of time and refrigerate it until ready to bake.

- Leftover pie can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the pie with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of paprika before serving. - Serve the pie in individual ramekins for a more elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this fish pie with a crisp white wine like Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.

- A side of crusty bread or garlic bread is perfect for soaking up the creamy sauce.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store leftover pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

- Reheat the pie in the oven at 350°F (177°C) for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving



- Total Carbohydrates: 32g

- Dietary Fiber: 3g

- Sugars: 4g


- Total Fat: 12g

- Saturated Fat: 3g

- Trans Fat: 0g


- Protein: 18g

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin A: 10%

- Vitamin C: 15%

- Calcium: 6%

- Iron: 10%


Contains fish, eggs, and dairy.


This fish pie recipe is a good source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals. It is relatively low in calories and provides a balanced mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.


This fish pie recipe is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for a cozy night in. With a creamy fish filling and a golden mashed potato crust, it's sure to become a family favorite. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I recall the feeling of curiosity that washed over me when I found this recipe for Fish Pie I. It was a brisk autumn day, the leaves were falling from the trees and the air was crisp. I was rummaging through an old box of recipes that I had collected over the years, searching for something new and exciting to try in the kitchen.

As I sifted through the yellowed pages, I came across a hand-written note tucked away in the corner. It was written in elegant script, with flourishes and loops that spoke of a bygone era. The note read:

"To make the perfect Fish Pie I, follow these instructions carefully. Start with fresh fish, flaky pastry, and a dash of love. This recipe has been passed down through generations, and is sure to delight your taste buds."

Intrigued by the mysterious origins of the recipe, I set out to uncover its secrets. I asked around in my tight-knit community, hoping to find someone who knew more about the history of Fish Pie I. Eventually, I stumbled upon an elderly woman who had grown up in the same town as me. She told me a tale of her grandmother, a renowned chef who had created the original recipe for Fish Pie I.

According to the woman, her grandmother had learned the recipe from a French chef who had worked in the royal kitchens of Versailles. He had shared the recipe with her as a token of gratitude for her hospitality during a visit to the town. The recipe had been passed down through the generations, carefully guarded and cherished by the women of the family.

Armed with this newfound knowledge, I set out to recreate the legendary Fish Pie I in my own kitchen. I carefully selected the freshest fish from the market, choosing a delicate white fish that would pair perfectly with the rich and creamy sauce. I rolled out the flaky pastry, just as the note had instructed, and lovingly assembled the pie with a practiced hand.

As the pie baked in the oven, filling the kitchen with a tantalizing aroma, I could feel the anticipation building. When the timer finally dinged, I pulled the pie out of the oven and set it on the table. The golden crust glistened in the light, and the rich aroma of the fish and creamy sauce wafted through the air.

I served the pie to my family, watching as their eyes lit up with delight at the first bite. The tender fish melted in their mouths, perfectly complemented by the creamy sauce and flaky pastry. As we ate, we shared stories and laughter, enjoying the simple pleasure of a home-cooked meal made with love.

From that day on, Fish Pie I became a staple in our household, a recipe that would be passed down through the generations. I often think back to that autumn day when curiosity led me to discover the magic of this recipe, and I am grateful for the joy and memories it has brought to our family.

As I sit here now, surrounded by my loved ones, I am reminded of the power of food to bring us together, to create moments of joy and connection that will last a lifetime. And as I take another bite of Fish Pie I, I can't help but smile, knowing that this recipe will continue to bring happiness and comfort to those I hold dear for years to come.


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