Recipe of the month – Easy fish pie


Katie Bishop is back with another recipe to make your mouth water – easy fish pie.

As this recipe says – it’s super easy, as well tasty and nourishing.

This is great for a family meal or entertaining a group – what’s also brilliant is that you can make it ahead of time too.



Preparation time: 10 minutes
Time to cook: 20 minutes
Serves: 6 people


500ml whole milk
2 fresh bay leaves
1 small onion, finely chopped
3-4 anchovies in olive oil, drained and chopped
4 tbsp cornflour
4 tbsp dry white wine
750g mixed fish fillet (haddock, cod, salmon), skinned, cut into large chunks
150-250g raw, peeled king prawns
2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped
75g fresh breadcrumbs
25g Parmesan, finely grated

Let’s get cooking …

  1. Preheat the grill to medium.
  2. Pour the milk into a large, shallow, ovenproof and flameproof casserole dish (or use a saucepan and transfer to an ovenproof dish later).
  3. Add the bay leaves, onion and anchovies and bring to a gentle simmer for 5 minutes or until the onion is tender.
  4. Mix the cornflour with 4 tbsp cold water to make a paste. Stir into the milk and simmer for 2-3 minutes, until thickened slightly.
  5. Stir in the white wine and then the fish. Season and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Stir in the prawns and cook for a further 3-5 minutes or until the prawns are pink. Remove the bay leaves, then add the parsley.
  7. If needed, transfer the mixture into a 2 litre ovenproof dish.
  8. Mix the breadcrumbs and cheese together, then scatter over the top of the fish.
  9. Grill for 5 minutes or until golden and bubbling. Serve immediately. Great with steamed green beans.

Other ideas

If you’re a fan of peas, add a few handfuls of frozen or fresh peas to the mixture at the same time as the fish.

If you want to make this ahead, just make the fish layer, then cool, cover and chill for up to 24 hours, then when ready to eat, reheat gently and add the crumbs at the last minute and continue as above.


Katie will be back next month with something else delicious to try.

In the meantime, you can find out more about her at or follow her on Instagram at @ktbishopcooks