I just wanted to share this recipe as it is so reliably good and easy to prepare. Use mashed potato or puff pastry as a topping, this dish is as good if not better than any restaurant fish pie out there. If you love it, it is all my own doing and you are welcome, if you don't.. I got the recipe off the net.. Make sure one of your fish ingredients has been smoked. Just as tasty the day after cooking!
This is a low maintenance recipe. You can poach the fish and just take it off the heat and forget about it in the milk until you are ready for dinner, you can prepare it in the morning and cook it in the evening. When you are poaching the fish you are effectively drawing the flavours out for the sauce so don't over cook it in hot milk as it will cook later in the oven. You cannot ruin this dish so no need to be too precise with your timings, just don't over poach the fish and the flavours take care of the rest. Fresh Parsley transforms the flavour.
You can substitute the mashed potato for puff pastry if preferred.
Nice recipe, very tasty. I used the mash topping. The only variation was including a mixed seafood pack and 100ml of white wine to the roux. Will cook again, thanks. - 22 Feb 2015
Typo on butter- more like 10-20 gm not 110!! - 17 Jan 2017
Yummy every time - 24 Jan 2015