Good Friday Jersey Fish Pie

Tradition says that fish is the meal of choice on Good Friday. Why not have a go at cooking your own fish pie for you and the family. 



– Preheat the oven to 180. Peel the potatoes and cut into evenly sized chunks. Put in a large pan, cover with cold water and add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes until tender. 

– Drain the potatoes and allow to sit in the colander for a few minutes. Mash the potatoes until smooth and beat in 50g of Jersey butter and a splash of Jersey milk. Season well with S&P and set aside. 

– Put the fish stock, wine and parsley stalks into a large pan and bring to a simmer. Add the fish and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. 

– Lift out the fish with a slotted spoon and remove the skins (if any). Cut into large chunks. Discard the parsley stalks. 

– Melt 50g of Jersey butter in a medium pan over a low heat and stir in the flour. Cook, stirring for a couple of minutes and being careful not to let it brown. Gradually stir in the stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. 

– Take the sauce off the heat, stir in the Jersey double cream, parsley leaves and season. Add the fish and prawns and toss to coat. 

– Put the seafood and sauce into a baking dish and top with the mashed potato. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the top is golden. 

– Serve and enjoy over the Easter weekend.