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Haddock & Mange Tout Fish Pie Recipe

Haddock is a pretty reliable and easy fish to work with.  It would have been the dish that my grandparents and their parents mostly lived on as they grew up.

As versatile as it is, a fish pie is really an easy option to make with it.  I swithered between a fish pie and fishcakes, and this time round, the fish pie won for ease of simplicity.

This is another recipe for our Healthy Happy Hearts campaign with fish is the dish.

Haddock and Mange Tout Fish Pie Recipe

Lesley Smith
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Mains
Servings 6


  • 5 lb Potatoes Peeled and suitable for mashing.
  • 5 Haddock Fillets Ours were quite large.
  • 1 Lemon
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Milk For the sauce.
  • Cornflour 3 Tablespoons mixed in a little cold milk.
  • Butter I use a knob of butter, but not too much to make the sauce and the same to mash the potatoes.
  • 500 g Mange Tout
  • 200 g Peas I like petit pois for the sweetness.
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg
  • Rapeseed Oil


  • Put the potatoes on to boil before creating the fish and sauce for the pie. They need to be cooked in some salt and left to simmer for approximately 20 minutes to be suitable for mashing.
  • Wash and dry the fish. The fish can be dried in kitchen roll, or simply rolling in a little plain flour.
  • I put the fish in a pan on a low heat for a few minutes in rapeseed oil to allow it to slowly cook while I prepare the white sauce. Put the oven on to approximately 120 C.
  • In a pan, mix 1 - 2 pints of milk and a knob of butter. When the butter is almost fully melted and the mix is almost at boiling point, remove from the heat and stir in the cornflour and milk mixture. As it thickens, return it to the stove until you have a smooth white sauce. If it isn't thick enough for you, simply add a little more cornflour to it.
  • Add the sauce to the fish along with the mange tout and the peas. Allow the mix to simmer on a low heat with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste, and add the nutmeg.
  • Mash the potatoes using a little butter and milk. You want the texture to be manageable without being slimy or runny.
  • In a large dish, put your fish in sauce, and cover fully with your mashed potatoes.
  • Put your fish pie in the oven, and cook for approximately 30 minutes, or until the potatoes turn golden on top.
  • Serve and enjoy.


For this recipe, I use rule of thumb quantities to go with how much fish I have.  I've not put dedicated amounts as that depends on what you are cooking with your fish pie.  Almost anything goes, so make it up as you go along.





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Breadcrumbed Cod and Chips with Healthy Happy Hearts

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As discussed before, The Healthy Happy Hearts Campaign runs for a 6 weeks spell to introduce families into eating more fish, more regularly.   I agreed to be up to the challenge of eating two portions of fish a week with my family for 6 weeks.  Fish is the Dish sent us enough fish for the whole family to eat two portions of fish a week for 6 weeks.

For my second Healthy Happy Hearts post, I’ve chosen to tell you how to breadcrumb cod.  We were sent some lovely pieces by Delish Fish as part of the Healthy Happy Hearts Campaign being run on the Fish is the Dish website.

Breadcrumbing fish for cooking is something we do fairly frequently when fish comes our way.  It seems to taste better by using this method for white fish and helps kids with the fast food type appearance it has, while giving them good and healthy food that I know the ingredients of.

This is really simple to do and beats the shop bought versions hands down.

Give it a try, you won’t regret it.

Breadcrumbed Cod and Chips For A Homemade Fish Supper

Lesley Smith
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine Mains
Servings 4


  • 4 Cod Fillets
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Flour
  • 3 Beaten Eggs
  • Chips Frozen or fresh, cooked.
  • Lemon and Parsley Garnish
  • Rapeseed Oil Optional for shallow frying.


  • Place flour, beaten eggs and breadcrumbs into three separate dishes and lay them out.
  • First the fish needs to be dried. The easiest way to do that is to roll it in the flour until it is dry or coated.
  • Then dip it in the beaten egg until fully coated.
  • Finally dip it into the breadcrumbs until the fish is fully covered with a thin coating.
  • Shallow fry in a frying pan on moderate heat for a few minutes until cooked. I prefer to cook in rapeseed oil. You could oven bake on a moderate heat for 15 - 20 minutes, but we prefer the shallow fry for speed.
  • Garnish and Serve with Chips