When i make fish pie I do tend to buy the fresh fish pie mixes from supermarket, they tend to be the right portion size to make a fish pie for a family meal. I like to make a cheese sauce for our fish pie and making it always brings back memories of home economics at school.
Wyke Farms is the UK's largest independent cheese producer and their cheese is one you will pretty much always find in our fridge. They make various cheddars from mature to smoked. I am a cheese fiend and my boys are following in my footsteps, for us vintage cheddars are always a winner for both cooking and snacking.
4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
25g plain flour
300ml milk (plus extra for the mash)
100g cheddar cheese, grated (plus extra to top the pie)
Fish pie mix
2 handfuls of frozen peas
Preheat oven to 180°. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add your potatoes and leave to boil for around 20 minutes before draining get and mashing with a little milk.
In a separate pan melt the butter over a low heat before adding the flour and mixing the two into a paste. Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly to keep the sauce smooth. Once all the milk is in add the cream and keep stirring while adding the cheese. Increase the heat and bring to a gentle boil and turn back down to the lowest heat stirring until the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat and add the fish pieces and the frozen peas to the sauce. Spoon the mixture into an ovenproof dish and top with the mash and sprinkle over the extra cheese.
Bake in the oven for around 25-30 minutes and serve.