This healthy fish pie is easy to make thanks to its shortcut white sauce. The key to the best flavour is using good-quality fresh stock.
500g/1lb 2oz swede, peeled and chopped
500g/1lb 2oz potatoes, peeled and chopped
250g/9oz low-fat soft cheese with garlic and herbs
150ml/5fl oz good-quality fresh vegetable stock
1 tbsp cornflour blended with 4 tbsp water
400g/14oz frozen fish pie mix, defrosted
200g/7oz frozen peas
chopped parsley, dill or chives to garnish (optional)
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.
Put the swede and potatoes in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Cook for 15–20 minutes until tender, drain and mash. Season and set aside.
Meanwhile, put the cheese and stock in a small saucepan, whisk until fairly smooth and heat gently until melted and combined. Add the cornflour mixture and cook until thickened. Remove from the heat and season.
Stir the fish and peas into the cheese mixture and place in a medium ovenproof pie dish.
Spoon the mash over the fish mixture and bake for 25–30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Garnish with chopped herbs, if desired, and serve immediately.
Source: BBC FOODS