Recipe: Jamie’s Fish Pie, My Way

Without a doubt Jamie Oliver is one of my favourite chefs – I adore his cookery books. Between us me and W must have all of them and to be perfectly honest they are some of the only actual books I cook out of! His fish pie is utterly gorgeous, W’s mum makes it and it’s one of my favourite meals.

 photo 2015-01-24 20.08.03_zpsckkcrnu2.jpgI’ve taken this oozy, creamy, cheesy comfort food and given it my own twist. I’ve bulked it out with veg, cut down on the cheese, and made it that bit healthier. In all honesty my version isn’t better, but it’s definitely yummy and far better on the hips! The only thing I would say is ignore Jamie’s mash topping recipe – I found it far too dry. You want the mash relatively wet so it gives the sauce some liquid.

 photo 2015-01-24 20.06.56_zps2ep8o6ws.jpgIngredients (for 1 greedy girl!)

  • 1 frozen white fish fillet (mine is basa, Sainsbury’s value, and very nice it is too!)- defrosted
  • 1 small handful of cooked prawns
  • 1-2 cubes of frozen spinach
  • 1 stick of celery, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red chilli, finely chopped (taste it first – my half was extremely fiery!)
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated parmesan (+ more to top, if you want)
  • A serving of mash

 photo 2015-01-24 19.21.56_zpshwwipbez.jpgReally easy this! Once all the veg is finely chopped, slice the fish into chunks, and toss all together in a pie dish. Drizzle over the parmesan, lemon juice and zest, and olive oil, and toss again – you want to really combine everything. Season with pepper and salt.

 photo 2015-01-24 19.35.17_zpszpyhy3p2.jpgTop with mash and extra cheese if wanted, and bake at 180C for 30-40 minutes, until cooked through and golden.Serve with plenty of green vegetables.

 photo 2015-01-24 20.08.46_zps9l1jky2r.jpgThis to me is the perfect Saturday night supper – easy to eat on your laps, hearty, comforting, but still healthy. As Jamie would say, perfection!

Are you a fan of making comfort food healthier? What’s your favourite recipe?