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Luscious fish pie recipe

Fish pie is an easy way to serve fish to your family. Try this fish pie recipe that uses smoked fish and salmon fillet topped with mashed potato. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 120g baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp cornflour, mixed with a little water
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 600g fresh salmon, cut into 2cm chunks
  • 250g smoked fish (not the sliced variety), flaked
  • 4 eggs, boiled, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups mashed potato
  • cooking spray
  • 1 carrot, optional, to decorate


Preheat oven to 220°C or 200°C fan-forced.

Heat olive oil in a heavy-based pan and saute onion and carrot until soft.

Add spinach and stir until just wilted. Add milk, bring to a simmer, stir in mustard powder and cornflour mixture.

Stir until mixture thickens. Stir in cheese. Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice.

Arrange salmon and smoked fish in a flat-bottomed casserole dish.

Sprinkle egg on top. Pour over creamy vegetable sauce.

Place dollops of mashed potato on top and smooth across entire surface. Spray with a little cooking spray.

Bake for 35-40 minutes until piping hot and golden. Decorate with fish shapes cut from raw carrot slices for novelty effect. Serve with salad or veg.


  • Rather than boiling the buggery out of eggs, I simply bring them to an initial boil, then turn off the heat, put a lid on the saucepan and leave them for 10 minutes. Stops them bursting at the seams etc. My mother-in-law taught me that, clever woman.
  • This recipe was created by Alana House for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Alana at Housegoeshome and on Twitter.