Gluten Free Fish Pie Recipe

by Becky | Posted in Dinner

There is something supremely comforting about gluten free fish pie. Picture this if you will, a cold, dark, wet winter’s evening a fire is glowing and you curl up in front of it. A bowl of steaming fish pie in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. Perfect.

gluten free fish pie

Gluten Free Fish Pie

Are you ready to try my gluten-free fish pie recipe? Then let’s get started:

Ingredients – What do you need?

  • 2 x 100g fillets of fresh fish, I used smoked haddock
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 75g (3 ounces) frozen peas, defrosted
  • Required for the cheese sauce
  • 100g (3.50z) cheddar cheese, grated
  • 250 ml (half a pint) milk
  • 1 teaspoon of cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • Pinch Salt & Pepper

gluten free fish pie in bowl

Instructions – What do you do?

  1. Cook the potatoes, mash them, and allow them to cool
  2. Lay the fish fillets in an oven-proof dish
  3. Finely chop and fry the onion for about 5 minutes
  4. Add onion to the fish
  5. Add the frozen peas
  6. Grate the cheese
  7. Make the cheese sauce (see below)
  8. Add the cheese sauce to the fish then add salt and pepper
  9. Top with the mashed potatoes, sprinkle with herbs, and a little more cheese if you wish
  10. Cook in an oven at 200c (gas 6) for around 45 minutes
  11. Serve with green vegetables

How to make the cheese sauce

  1. Make a paste from the corn flour and a little milk in a pan. Then add the rest of the milk stirring well.
  2. Heat the milk and cornflour mixture slowly stirring constantly.
  3. When you see the milk heating up add the cheese in handfuls and keep stirring until all the cheese has melted and the sauce becomes thick.

gluten free fish pie detail

Gluten-Free fish Pie tips

Here are some tips to help you make the most out of this recipe:

Fresh Herbs and Spices

Use fresh herbs and spices to enhance the flavor of the fish cakes. This adds depth without introducing gluten. Common gluten-free options include parsley, dill, chives, garlic, and paprika.

Gluten-Free Sauces

If you prefer a lighter sauce or want a break from dairy you can use a tin of tomatoes and herbs instead of the cheese sauce.

Check the Fish

Ensure the fish you’re using is fresh and hasn’t been processed with any gluten-containing additives. If using canned fish, check the label to confirm it’s gluten-free.

Avoid Cross-Contamination

If you’re preparing the fish pie in a kitchen that is not entirely gluten-free, take precautions to avoid cross-contamination. Use separate utensils, cutting boards, and cooking surfaces to prevent gluten from coming into contact with the ingredients.

Baking vs. Frying

Consider baking the fish cakes instead of frying them. Baking reduces the risk of cross-contamination and produces a healthier dish. If you prefer frying, make sure the oil used is gluten-free and free from any cross-contamination.

gluten free fish pie detail

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If you are looking for the perfect drink to pair with this fish-based recipe, then you should try it with some Champagne. If you have some potatoes left over, then why not try my gluten-free leek and potato soup recipe?


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