Good Friday Fish Pie

Good Friday Fish Pie

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This recipe for a traditional Good Friday fish pie fills your kitchen with delicious aromas and tastes even better than it smells.
Servings: 4
Calories: 586


  • 1 lb cod or haddock fillets
  • 1 pint milk
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 oz butter
  • 1/2 oz plain flour
  • 3 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 lb potatoes
  • a little cream or milk
  • 2 oz butter
  • 4 oz grated cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 375F, Gas Mark 5, 190C.
  • Put the fish in an ovenproof dish and pour over the milk
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for 15 minutes before flaking fish
  • Strain the milk from the fish and reserve some for the sauce
  • Put the flaked fish back into bowl
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter, add flour and mix well
  • Let the mixture bubble gently for 2 minutes, stirring continuously
  • Remove from heat and add milk stock, parsley and salt and pepper to taste
  • Bring back to the boil, stirring continually until sauce thickens
  • Pour over the fish
  • Boil the potatoes in salted water for about 20 minutes
  • Drain potatoes and mash with a little milk or cream, butter and pepper
  • Cover the fish with mashed potato and smooth over with a fork.
  • Sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake for 20-25 minutes until top is golden
  • Serve with fresh garden peas
Calories: 586 kcal
Carbohydrates: 49 g
Protein: 35 g
Fat: 28g
Saturated Fat: 17 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 141 mg
Sodium: 611 mg
Potassium: 1492 mg
Fiber: 5 g
Sugar: 8 g
Vitamin A: 1299 IU
Vitamin C: 50 mg
Calcium: 388 mg
Iron: 3 mg
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