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    Salmon & spinach fish pie with sweet potato

    • Preparation time: 30 minutes
    • Cooking time: 60 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes 60 minutes 30 minutes

    Serves: 4-6


    250ml semi-skimmed milk
    200ml fish stock
    500g Waitrose Prime Salmon Fillet
    200g pack Waitrose Cooked & Peeled Canadian Prawns
    250g bag essential Waitrose Spinach
    75g butter
    50g plain flour
    20g pack fresh dill, chopped
    170ml soured cream
    750g large floury potatoes, such as Maris Piper, scrubbed and halved
    750g sweet potatoes, scrubbed and halved
    1 x White pepper


    1. Preheat the oven to 200ªC, gas mark 6. Put the milk, stock and fish in a roasting tin. Cook for 12-15 minutes until the fish is just cooked through and no longer translucent – it should break into flakes. Using a fish slice, lift the fish onto a plate, reserving the liquid. Break the fish into large chunks, discarding any skin. Arrange, with the prawns, over the base of a shallow 2-litre ovenproof dish.

    2. Wash the spinach and place in a pan with the water still clinging to the leaves. Wilt for 2–3 minutes, then drain thoroughly. Add to the fish in small spoonfuls.

    3. Melt 50g of the butter in a medium pan, add the flour and cook for 1 minute. Off the heat, gradually add the reserved fishliquid, stirring each addition in and keeping the sauce smooth. Return to the heat and bring to the boil, stirring all the time, then simmer for 3-5 minutes stirring occasionally. Off the heat, stir in the dill and soured cream and season with the white pepper. Pour over the fish and leave to cool.

    4. Cook the potatoes separately, in two large pans of boiling water for 15 minutes until tender. Drain and mash, then mix the remaining butter and seasoning into the plain potato. Stir the two mashes together but don’t over-mix. Spoon over the fish to completely cover. Cook for 35–40 minutes until golden brown and crisp on top. Serve with steamed broccoli or sugar snap peas.

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