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Irish Fisherman's Pie



Corned Beef and Cabbage has become synonomous with Irish Cuisine and St. Patrick's Day in the US and there is a good story/reason behind it. However, I wanted to make a different recipe contribution that's closer to my roots. My family came from the West coast of Ireland, Grandma was born in a small thatched roof home in Brackwanshagh near Lough Conn and the River Moy. I remember her telling me when I was little about the fish that her family would prepare when it was available, salmon or trout, and how buttery soft and delicious it was. I remember her telling me, how lucky they were to have survived both the 1845-1852 Great Famine (an Gorta Mór) and the 1879 famine(an Gorta Beag). Her Grandmother had told her it was because of the fish (salmon). 

This recipe is a thankful tribute to their resilience. I used salmon and shrimp but you can use a mix of fresh fish - cod, haddock, hake, pollock, trout, or whiting. 

Here's my recipe for this hearty, tasty fish & veggie pie:

Irish Fisherman's Pie

Cooking for Kishore

Delicious hearty, tasty fish & veggie pie. I used salmon and shrimp but you can use a mix of fresh fish - cod, haddock, hake, pollock, trout, or whiting. 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Salmon, skin removed and cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 lb Shrimp, peeled& cleaned
  • 2 Carrots, chopped
  • 2 Parsnips, chopped
  • 2 stalks Celery, chopped
  • 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Tarragon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Whole grain Mustard
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 lb Russet Potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Prep - Boil Potatoes in salt water till fork tender. Mash potatoes and season with salt, pepper, and 2 Tbsp Butter. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. In a sauce pan heat over low 4 Tbsp of butter and slowly stir in the flour. Cook for a few minutes without browning, remove from heat. Then while stirring add in the milk to achieve a white sauce consistency. 
  3. In another sauce pan heat over low 2 Tbsp of butter a cook onions till soft, add in celery, carrot, parsnips and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and add wine, mustard, tarragon, white sauce, salt, pepper, salmon and shrimp mixing to coat.
  4. Butter an oven safe baking dish and add the fish mixture. Top it with the mashed potatoes, spreading it evenly.
  5. Bake at 400F for 40 minutes and potato is golden brown on the top. Enjoy!

Yield: Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 20 mins.

Cook time: 40 mins.

Total time: 60 mins.

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