Spicy Spanish Fish Pie, with mashed potato topping

    35 min

    A simple, tomato-based fish pie, topped with creamy mashed potato. I made this up on the spot when my Mum came round, she loved it so much she asked for the recipe, as I cook by eye there are no exact measurements here, just see how you feel and add or subtract as you wish!


    Gloucestershire, England, UK
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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 large potatoes
    • a splash of milk
    • 1 knob of butter
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • a glug of oil
    • 1 onion, chopped into large pieces
    • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon chopped chilli (or more to taste)
    • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
    • a good splash red wine
    • a squeeze of tomato puree
    • 1 handful cooked prawns
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 1 tin processed peas
    • 1 (320g) pack fish pie mix (you can get this from any supermarket or use any filleted fish, diced)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5 and find a large, deep pie dish.
    2. In a pan, boil the potatoes until cooked, drain and mash these with the butter and milk, and add salt and pepper to taste.
    3. Heat some oil in a small frying pan, fry off the onion, garlic, chilli and smoked paprika until the onion is cooked and soft. Then add the red wine and tomato puree and reduce for a few minutes.
    4. Add the prawns and coat in the juices, pour this into your pie dish and add the tinned tomatoes, peas and fish mix.
    5. Spread the mashed potato overthe top of the pie and bake in the oven for 25 mins, or until the top is a golden brown colour.


    For an extra crunchy topping add breadcrumbs and Parmesan on top. And if you like more spice, why not add chillies to the mashed potato topping? Serve with green beans for a sumptuous evening meal!

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    Completely delicious, and a great way to have a non-creamy fish pie, which makes a lovely change. I didn't think there was enough potato topping, so would use more next time.  -  14 Jul 2010


    This was delicious and got great reviews from husband and son with both of them saying that i can defo do that again!!!  -  16 Feb 2010


    Used different ingredients. For my husband and son i made the same as above with mash and breadcrumbs but for myself i used mashed sweet potato and crushed oatcakes on top.  -  16 Feb 2010