Good Friday Fish Pie

You’ll Need:

# 1lb (450g) cod or haddock fillets
# 1pint (600ml) milk
# salt and freshly ground black pepper
# One and a half oz (40g) butter
# One and a half oz (40g) plain flour
# 3 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
# 2lb (900g) potatoes
# a little cream or milk
# 1-2oz (25-50g) butter
# 4oz (100g) grated cheese

Procedures : # Preheat the oven to 375F, Gas Mark 5, 190C.
# Put the fish in an ovenproof dish and pour over the milk
# Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for 15 minutes before flaking fish
# Strain the milk from the fish and reserve some for the sauce
# Put the flaked fish back into bowl
# In a medium saucepan, melt butter, add flour and mix well
# Let the mixture bubble gently for 2 minutes, stirring continuously
# Remove from heat and add milk stock, parsley and salt and pepper to taste
# Bring back to the boil, stirring continually until sauce thickens
# Pour over the fish
# Boil the potatoes in salted water for about 20 minutes
# Drain potatoes and mash with a little milk or cream, butter and pepper
# Cover the fish with mashed potato and smooth over with a fork.
# Sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake for 20-25 minutes until top is golden
# Serve with fresh garden pea

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