Fish pies are light hearty dishes that are nutritious and delicious too. It is actually a meal in itself because a slice can be quite filling. This dish also goes well with fruit and vegetable salad.
1.25kg potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 cup olive oil
1 brown onion, finely chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and diced
4 stalks celery, trimmed and diced
1 1/2 tablespoons corn flour
1/2 cup reduced-fat milk
375ml can evaporated milk
3/4 cup grated light tasty cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon English mustard
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
500g salmon fillets, bones removed, cut into 3cm cubes
200g smoked cod fillets, trimmed, cut into 3cm cubes
8 cooked small king prawns, peeled, deveined, halved
4 eggs, hard-boiled, peeled, quartered
75g baby spinach
Pour cold water in a saucepan. Add the potatoes and makes sure they are submerged in cold water. Place it over high heat and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes or until it becomes tender. Drain. Place it in the saucepan and add 2 tablespoons of oil and nutmeg. Season it with salt and pepper. Mash it using a fork or potato masher until it becomes smooth. Cover and keep warm.
Heat another 2 tablespoons of oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. SautÃ© the onions in the pan for 2-3 minutes, until they are translucent. Add the celery and the carrots. Cook for 6-8 minutes, until they are tender.
Preheat the oven at 200C and lightly grease an 8â€ round baking dish. After, put the corn flour in a bowl and slowly add milk. Whisk it until there are no more lumps. Combine the milk and flour mixture and evaporated milk in a saucepan over high heat. Bring it to a boil, while stirring. Remove from heat and add the parmesan cheese, mustard, lemon juice and parsley. Stir.
Place the salmon fillets at the bottom of the baking dish. Make a second layer by adding the cod fillets. After, place the prawns. Top it with celery and carrots. Then add the egg and then the spinach. Pour the sauce into the baking dish and gently shake the dish to allow the sauce to cover the other ingredients and seep into the bottom of the dish. Add the mashed potato and smoothen it. Place the dish into the oven and bake it for 25-30 minutes or until it is lightly browned. Let it stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm.
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