Recipe: The Academy Fish Pie

What's cooking chef? If you are struggling for kitchen inspiration this delicious Fish Pie recipe from The Academy Restaurant is a must try!

12 Jan 2021   0 min read

overlay graphic Recipe: The Academy Fish Pie


  • 1 kg Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 400ml milk, plus a splash
  • 25g butter, plus a knob
  • 25g plain flour
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 x pack fish pie mix (cod, salmon, smoked haddock etc, weight around 320g-400g)
  • 1 tsp Dijon or English mustard
  • Small bunch of chives, finely snipped
  • handful frozen petits pois
  • 60g grated cheddar
  • 1/2 Lemon (Juice and Zest)
  • 1 sprig of Thyme


  1. Heat the oven to 180C.
  2. Place potatoes in a saucepan, cover with water, bring to the boil and then simmer until soft.
  3. When cooked, drain thoroughly and mash with a splash of milk and a knob of butter. Season with ground black pepper.
  4. Put 25g butter, 25g plain flour and 4 finely sliced spring onions in another pan and heat gently until the butter has melted, stirring regularly. Cook for 1-2 mins.
  5. Gradually whisk in 400ml milk using a whisk. Add thyme and bring to the boil, stirring to avoid any lumps. Cook for 3-4 mins until thickened.
  6. Take off the heat remove thyme and stir in mixed fish, 1 tsp mustard, lemon, chives and petits pois. Spoon into an ovenproof dish.
  7. Spoon the potato on top and sprinkle with a handful of grated cheddar cheese.
  8. Pop in the oven for 20-25 mins or until golden.

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