Fish Pie ~ with a difference!

Fish Pie with Sweet Potato

The difference being sweet potato!

Whilst flicking through my newest cookery book, Jo Pratts 'In the Mood for Food', I came across this fish pie - with a grated sweet potato and cheese topping. This was a revelation, it was gorgeous, creamy, smokey and rich (cash wise too as it contains Cod, Tiger Prawns and Smoked Salmon), perfect food for a very cold day.

50g Butter
Bunch Spring Onions, sliced
50g Flour
400 ml Milk
500g Cod, chopped into bite size pieces
200g Cooked Tiger Prawns
150g Smoked Salmon, sliced
Handful of chopped Parsley
1 Lemon zested
700g Sweet Potatoes, peeled and grated
40g Butter
50g Cheddar Cheese, grated

Method: preheat oven to 200c
Step 1: To make the sauce, melt the butter in a pan and fry the spring onions for a few minutes until soft. Add the flour and fry for 1 minute.
Step 2: Gradually add the milk and allow sauce to thicken, add all the fish, parsley and lemon and cook for 3-4 minutes, until cod starts flaking.
Step 3: Pour into ovenproof pie dish and allow to cool
Step 4:To make topping, fry the grated sweet potato in the butter and let it soften for 5 minutes, spoon on top of fish and sprinkle over cheddar
Step 5: Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden and bubbling


  1. This is a really interesting twist on a fish pie.

  2. These "sweeties" do sound like they would add a lot to this dish in flavour and colour.

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  4. I LOVE this dish, the sweet potato topping is so yummy! Yours looks delish xxx

  5. This sounds great, I love the idea of a sweet potato topping.

  6. Fish pie is just not something we usually eat in the States but that one certainly looks wonderful

  7. I love that you added sweet potatoes. It looks creamy and delicious.

  8. Wow! I've never seen anything like this before. I've gotta try it!

  9. This sounds fantastic, I love the colour of sweet potatoes too.

  10. I love fish pie, and this looks and sounds absolutely scrummy. I'm not surprised you had 3 helpings.

  11. Love the sweet potato in this one!

  12. What an interesting idea to top the pie with sweet potatoes - delicious!

  13. Looks really delicious and sweet potato topping sounds so yummy!

  14. I have never had a fish pie but this looks great! I like the sound of the sweet potato crust.


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