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Monterey Fish Pie    HT  MC 40mins


Serves 4      Hot   Fish   Main Course  



400g/14oz Cold Cooked Cod (poached or steamed)

200g/7oz Cold Cooked Fresh Salmon (poached or steamed)

200g/7oz Cooked Peeled Prawns (Shrimp)

100g/4oz Monterey Jack Cheese, grated

300ml/10fl.oz. Milk

1 Tbsp Flour

25g/1oz Butter

1 Tbsp Freshly Chopped Parsley

Juice of 1 Lemon

1 Egg, beaten

200g/7oz Puff Pastry




      1. Preheat the oven to 2000C, 400F Gas Mark 6. 


2.  Flake the fish into large pieces and place in a pie dish together with the prawns. Set aside.


3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add the flour and cook, stirring for 2-3 minutes over a medium heat.


4. Gradually add the milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly until the sauce is smooth and thickened. Remove from the heat and add half the lemon juice, all the parsley, pepper and a little salt.


5. Sprinkle in the cheese and blend well with a wooden spoon. At this point taste the sauce and add more lemon juice or cheese if required. Mix well then pour over the flaked fish.  Place a pie funnel or up-turned egg cup in the centre of the mixture. This prevents the top of the pie collapsing during cooking.


6. On a floured surface, roll out the pastry and use some of it to line the top lip of the pie dish. Brush with beaten egg and then use the remaining rolled out pastry to top the pie, making sure that the lid is firmly secured to the pastry on the lip of the dish.  Trim away any excess pastry and flute the edges with your fingers or decorate with the back of a fork.


7. Brush with beaten egg and bake for 25- 30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.


Alternate topping        If you do not want to use pastry you can you creamy mashed potatoes on top sprinkled with grated cheese and baked as above until golden brown.



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