Cold Weather Feasts: Fish Pie

Published: 29th Feb, 2012

Already crowned our fourth favourite pie

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Winter is a cruel bitch. Not only does the weather plummet to unmanageable depths, ruining sexy outfits by forcing you to match everything with an enormous balaclava, but the cold spindly fingers of Jack Frost will absolutely butcher your skin too. It’s a shit season, and a million miles away from those topless afternoons in a local park, playing frisbee with your pals, desperately sucking your grotesque stomach in so that people might find you absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful times. It’s not all bad though, because while the chilly winds and suns setting during lunchtime might stop you from ever leaving the house, they also provide the opportunity to enjoy some exceptionally hearty Winter food. Hence, we’ve thrown open the Interestment Cook Book, and come up with feasts so simple to cook, that even a stupid idiot could spend an evening calmly assembling them. Today, Fish Pie…

You will need…

1. Some white fish

2. Some smoked haddock

3. Milk

4. Flour

5. Butter

6. One onion

7. Cloves

8. A bay leaf or two

9. Nutmeg

10. Parsley

11. Eggs

12. Potatoes

13. Cheese

14. Salt and pepsie

Poach your fish in milk for about for about ten minutes, with a bay leaf, salt and pep, and a quartered onion studded with cloves, then remove the fish, but KEEP THE MILK. Make a roux, using flour and butter, then by adding the fish milk (whilst whisking furiously). Hard boil some eggs, then peel, add them to the now-flaked fish, along with a handful of parsley, a small grating of nutmeg, and the wonderful roux. Pop it all into the oven for a bit, whilst you do your mash. Once that’s done, simply smear it over the fish mixture, grate some cheese on top, and pop it all into the oven again, for about half an hour on 200 degrees C. Bosh. Fish Pie, motherfucker!

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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