Spiced fish & mussel pie

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Cook:1 hr – 1 hr and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Serves 6

A make-ahead mildly spicy alternative to traditional fish pie that makes an ideal casual dinner party dish

Nutrient Unit
kcal 458
fat 16g
saturates 8g
carbs 43g
sugars 0g
fibre 8g
protein 38g
salt 1.94g

Ingredients

  • 750g parsnip , peeled, cored and cut into large chunks
  • 500g potatoes , peeled and cut into medium-sized chunks
  • 85g butter
  • 300ml fresh fish stock
  • 1kg fresh mussel , scrubbed clean
  • 1 large onion , chopped
  • 1 tbsp medium curry powder or paste
  • 50g plain flour
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • 750g Icelandic cod fillet, skinned and cut into large cubes
  • 100g cooked tiger prawns
  • 1 pack fresh coriander , chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

Boil the parsnips and potatoes for 15-20 mins until tender. Drain and mash well with 25g/1oz butter and seasoning. Cover and set aside.

  • STEP 2

Bring the stock to the boil in a large pan. Tip in the mussels, cover and leave to steam for about 3 mins, or until the shells open. Drain into a colander set over a large bowl to reserve the stock. Remove and throw away the shells and any un-opened mussels. Cover the cooked mussels to stop them drying out.

  • STEP 3

Melt the remaining butter and fry the onion until softened. Stir in the curry powder and fl our, and cook for about 1 min. Pour in the coconut milk and 3-4 tbsp of the reserved mussel stock and stir well until you have a smooth sauce. Leave to simmer for 5 mins until thickened.

  • STEP 4

Add the cod to the sauce, return to a simmer and cook for 3-4 mins, stirring occasionally, but trying not to break up the cod. Stir in the mussels, prawns and coriander, season, then tip into a large ovenproof dish. Spread the parsnip mash over the top.

  • STEP 5

To serve now heat the grill and grill until the mash is golden and crusty. To eat later cool, cover, then chill for a couple of hours. To serve, heat oven to 200C/ fan 180C/gas 6 and bake for 35-40 mins until hot all the way through.

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