Healthy Fish Pie – British Pie Week

Healthy Fish Pie

Healthy Fish Pie – British Pie Week

This “Feel Good Fish Pie” is a great, healthy alternative to the traditional rib-sticking versions. It’s a lighter version with an extra nutritional boost. Using a ready prepared fish pie mix, which is available in most supermarkets, makes it an easy way to get in a hearty meal and those all-important fish-derived omega 3 fatty acids when you’re short on time.

The star ingredient in this recipe is the sweet potatoes which are packed with beta-carotene, which gives them their bright orange colour. Beta-carotene is a fat-soluble antioxidant which is good for the skin, protecting collagen from damage and reducing inflammation and redness.

Serves 4.

Ingredients

  • 5 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • olive oil, for cooking
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 400g low-fat cream cheese
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  • 600g fish pie mix
  • 10g fresh dill, roughly chopped
  • sea salt and black pepper

Method

  1. Put the sweet potatoes into a saucepan and cover with salted boiling water. Simmer for 20 minutes or until very soft.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6. Heat a little olive oil in a pan, add the onion and garlic and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add the cream cheese, vegetable stock, and mustard and cook gently over a medium heat, stirring until the cheese has melted.
  4. Add the fish pie mix and simmer for 10 minutes, until the fish is nearly cooked through. Finally, add the dill, season with salt and pepper and stir well.
  5. Transfer the fish mixture to a baking dish. Drain and mash the sweet potato until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Top the fish with the sweet potato mash and bake for about 15 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and the top of the mash is starting to get crispy.
  7. Serve immediately with a green salad or some steamed kale, broccoli or asparagus.

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