Three Fish Pie With Potato Crust

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • one hour and 10 minutes
  • 4 servings

You’ve got to love big, rich pies, with their sense of lavishness, friendship, and familiarity. The vermouth, fennel, and star anise give it flavor and a hint of cheekiness, the three types of fish give it hearty substance and the potatoes – the crunchy mouth-watering crust.

Ingredients Needed for Three Fish Pie With Potato Crust

    For the fish and veggies:

    2 tablespoons of butter
    1 onion, chopped
    1 teaspoon fennel seeds
    1 star anise
    ¼ cup dry vermouth
    ½ cup heavy cream
    6 ounces of smoked haddock fillet, chopped
    6 ounces of salmon, chopped
    6 ounces of nile perch fillet, chopped
    1 cup frozen peas
    2 tablespoons of fresh parsley
    1 tablespoon lemon juice

    For the potato crust:

    3 large potatoes, cubed
    1 teaspoon nutmeg
    ¼ cup heavy cream
    2 yolks
    2 ounces of melted butter

How to Make Three Fish Pie With Potato Crust

  1. For the fish and veggies: start melting the butter in a skillet over low heat. Add the onion and cook it until tender. Add the fennel and star anise and stir.
  2. Add the dry vermouth and bring to a simmer. Add the heavy cream, cook, and stir for 1 minute or so. Add the haddock, salmon, and perch. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the peas and fresh parsley, season with salt and pepper, add the lemon juice and stir a little more. Set aside.
  4. For the potato crust: fill a medium cooking pot halfway with water, add the potatoes and boil them for 15 minutes.
  5. Add them to a bowl, add the nutmeg, heavy cream, yolks, and 1 ounce melted butter. Mash all.
  6. Add the veggie fish mixture to a 10-inch / 20 cm square baking tray, layer the mashed potato mixture on top, and add the remaining melted butter. Bake for 30 minutes at 350⁰F/175⁰C.

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