Fish Pie

I thought I would start sharing some recipes for traditional British food.

Now if you have been a follower of mine for a while, you will know that I have a cow's milk and soya allergy which means that I struggle to eat most things as they are. All of these recipes I have tried and tested with my substitutes so I will tell you what I used instead so those that have the same requirements can try them as well!

You might find my cooking conversion charts helpful. I also have a scale for my kitchen because the British deal in weights when they sell things and in their recipes for the most part.

Right on to the fish pie!

This fish pie serves 4 and takes about an hour to make.


  • 1 Kg potatoes (peeled and quartered)
  • 400g fish pie mix (you can buy this frozen from most grocery stores)
  • 200g frozen peas (I used mixed vegetables because that is what I had)
  • 160g Mature Cheddar Cheese, grated (I use this hard goat's cheese)
  • 80g Butter (I use this spread in place of butter as it is made from sunflower oil)
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 black pepper
  • 200 ml milk (I generally use almond or rice milk in place of milk)
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 180˚C/160°C fan/ Gas Mark 4.
  2. Put fish pie mix and milk in a lightly greased pan. 
  3. Put potatoes in pan, cover with water and a pinch of salt and bring to a boil.
  4. Once the potatoes begin to boil put fish pie mix into the oven.
  5. After  30 minutes, remove the fish pie from the oven and potatoes from the burner.
  6. Increase the oven temperature to 220˚C/200°C fan/ Gas Mark 7.
  7. Pour the water from the potatoes off and mash them adding the butter, salt, pepper and pour the milk that is in the fish pie in as well. 
  8. Mixed the frozen peas in with the potatoes with a fork.
  9. Spread the mash mix over the fish pie and top with the grated cheese.
  10. Put the entire dish back into the oven and allow it to cook for a further 20 minutes.
  11. Take out and serve!

All the Best!

American to Britain