Since we are in the month of March and getting close to St. Patrick's Day and some good fishing, I thought I would share a great Irish recipe called Fisherman's Pie!
1 lb of your favorite fish fillets (de-boned) cut into chunks
3 tbsp of butter
2 1/2 tbsp of all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups of warm milk, possibly more as needed
1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese
10 oz's of chopped spinach (thawed and drained if frozen)
1/2 cup chopped minced onion
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 pressed clove of garlic
2 cups of mashed potatoes
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375. Arrange your fish in a single layer in a large baking dish (set this aside). Melt your butter in a saucepan over medium to low heat. Whisk in your flour, stirring it until the mixture becomes thick and light golden brown. Whisk your warm milk over the flour mixture and simmer over medium heat, continue whisking until the sauce is thick and smooth. Whisk in the sharp cheddar cheese, then add onion, spinach, salt and pepper in with the sauce. Remove the pan from your heat and add the garlic. If your sauce seems too thick, this is where you will add in more milk 1 tbsp at a time. Pour your sauce over the fish and layer your mashed potatoes over the top. Bake in your oven for 30 minutes - add your last cup of cheddar cheese. Continue baking for 15 - 20 minutes or until you can easily flake your fish with a fork.
Make 6 servings.
Add some of our Uncle Bucks Corn Bread with this and have a savory meal great for any time of the year!