Mini Fish Pies

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Mni-Fish-Pie

Reel your kids in with these yummy and attractive mini fish pies. Getting children to eat fish is easier said than done. Making food look attractive is important. So, it's much more appealing to make individual fish pies rather than have a dollop of food on a plate.

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  • 4 - 6Servings

Ingredients

Potato Topping:

  • 1¾ pounds potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) freshly grated Parmesan
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large shallot, diced
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup (1½-ounces) flour
  • 2 cups fish stock
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 1½ teaspoons fresh dill or chives, chopped

Fish:

  • 12 ounces salmon fillet, skin removed and cut into ¾-inch chunks
  • 12 ounces cod or flounder fillet, skin removed and cut into ¾-inch chunks
  • 3 ounces frozen peas
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Preparation

Potato Topping:

1. Boil potatoes in lightly salted water. Drain and mash with the butter, milk and Parmesan and season to taste.

Sauce:

1.Melt butter and sauté the shallot for 5-6 minutes until soft. 

2. Add white wine vinegar and boil for 2-3 minutes until the liquid has evaporated. Stir in the flour to make a roux.

3. Gradually stir in fish broth and then cook over a medium heat, stirring continuously. Bring to a boil then continue stirring until thickened.

4. Remove from heat and stir in cream and chopped dill or chives. Season well with salt and pepper as the fish is unseasoned.

5. Pre-heat oven to 400° F.

6. Divide fish and peas among four or six mini ramekins (depending on the size) and pour sauce over top. If you have time, allow the fish, pea and sauce filling to cool and solidify. This makes it easier to cover the pie with mashed potato.

7. Brush potato topping with a little beaten egg. 

8. Bake for 25 minutes until potato crust is golden brown.

Tips

Children should have at least two portions of fish a week, one portion of which should be an oily fish like salmon.

From The Fussy Eaters' Recipe Book: 135 Quick, Tasty and Healthy Recipes That Your Kids Will Actually Eat, by ANNABEL KARMEL

Contributed by:ANNABEL KARMEL