Monday, January 26, 2009

Fish Shepherd's Pie!

I'm pretty lucky in where my children love fish so this is one of those comforting meals that I make once in a while, I adapt it and change it out by adding in carrots or corn or green beans or whatever. It's always a different veggie that goes in, today I used peas.



1 lb flounder, cooked
Mashed potatoes ( I used 6 medium potatoes)
olive oil
garlic powder
onion flakes
salt and pepper
1 cup peas
1 beaten egg and a little bit of milk

Cook the fish, then shred making sure you get any bones out. I still tell the kids to be careful when they're eating in case one of the tiny little bones got away.

In a skillet, add a little bit of olive oil, the fish,


garlic, onion, salt and pepper, paprika


and the peas.


Cook over medium heat for 2 or 3 minutes. Add the cream (I just eyeball, I think I used about a cup). Continue cooking for a minute or so more until it is heated through.

If you see that it's too watery, add a sprinkle or so of cornstarch and using a wire whisk beat well until combined and thickened.

In an oven proof dish, layer half of the mashed potatoes, the fish mixture


and the remaining mashed potatoes.

Beat an egg with a little bit of milk and then pour over the potatoes. Using a spoon, spread it out evenly to cover the top.


Bake in a 400º oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. I have never ever even thought to try fish this way....BRILLIANT!!!

  2. I've never seen the fish version of shepherds pie. I love fish and love shepherd's pie, but not sure if I could sway my family into trying it. You know... teens and picky eaters!!! I might give it a shot though.