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Light smoked haddock fish pie

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4
This healthier fish pie recipe has added texture from golden sliced potatoes layered on top. Each serving provides 400kcal, 35g protein, 47g carbohydrate (of which 6g sugars), 7g fat (of which 2.5g saturates), 5.5g fibre and 1.4g salt.


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  2. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the leeks and fry for 2-3 minutes, until soft.

  3. Add the flour, stir well and cook for 1-2 minutes.

  4. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually stir in the milk. Return to the heat and cook, stirring well, until the sauce has thickened. Simmer gently for five minutes.

  5. Stir in the prawns and season with salt and pepper.

  6. Place half the sauce into a pie dish. Place the haddock fillets on top, then spoon over the remaining sauce.

  7. Top with the sliced potatoes and season with some more freshly ground black pepper.

  8. Place the dish on a baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes, until the potatoes are golden and the fish is completely cooked through.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 30g/1oz flour
  • 300ml/½ pint milk
  • 125g/4½oz prawns, cooked and peeled
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 x 110g/4oz smoked haddock fillets
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled, par-boiled and sliced

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