The Best Fisherman's Pie Recipe
Irish Fisherman's Pie: An Unbeatable Comfort Food
Fish pie, often seen as a staple in Irish pubs, is akin to the well-loved shepherd's pie but with a delightful twist. Instead of the traditional lamb or beef, this comfort food showcases the wonders of seafood, making it a cherished dish among Irish fisherman. Let's dive into making your very own Irish Fisherman's Pie!
What's the Flavor?
Every bite of this traditional Irish dish offers a burst of distinct flavors. The star of the dish, the Atlantic Cod, provides a mildly sweet taste that is wonderfully complemented by the hearty and savory blend of the other ingredients. The creaminess of the mashed potato topping creates a pleasant contrast to the juicy, flavorful fish and vegetables beneath. All in all, the Irish Fisherman's Pie is a harmony of flavors that provide a comforting and satisfying dining experience.
Why Choose Atlantic Cod?
Atlantic cod, celebrated for its mild, slightly sweet flavor, and flaky white flesh, has been a cherished seafood choice in the US, Europe, and South America. It's essential, however, to distinguish it from Pacific cod, a different species often mistaken for traditional North Atlantic cod. In our recipes, we select only premium wild cod fillet portions, ensuring the best in taste and quality.
A Delicious, Healthy Choice
Every Wild Atlantic Cod fillet portion is packed with protein yet remains low in carbs, making it an excellent pick for those following a low-carb or high-protein diet. More so, North Atlantic cod is a source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B12, and D. Each spoonful of this Irish Fisherman's Pie won't just fill your stomach, but also nourish your body.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I use other types of fish?
- Yes, you can experiment with the types of fish in your pie. Haddock, salmon, or even a mix of different fish can work well in this recipe.
- Is there a substitute for Dijon mustard?
- If you don't have Dijon mustard, yellow mustard can be a good substitute. However, the flavor might slightly change.
Feel free to get creative with your Irish Fisherman's Pie. Substitute the haddock with other types of fish like salmon or tuna. You can also switch up the veggies—think leeks or bell peppers instead of carrots and peas.
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
- 4 oz. cubed cream cheese
- 1/2 cup chicken or seafood stock
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
8 oz. cubed Atlantic Haddock
8 oz. Wild Gulf Shrimp
- 2 ½ cups mashed potatoes (homemade or store-bought)
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400ºF and place a large baking sheet on bottom rack of oven to catch drips from pie.
Lightly grease a 9-inch pie pan with cooking oil.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat and add onions and carrots. Sauté 5-7 minutes.
Whisk together milk, stock, Dijon mustard and cornstarch.
Add garlic, peas, haddock and shrimp to skillet. Pour in milk mixture and bring to a simmer.
Add cubed cream cheese, dill, salt and pepper. Cook until cream cheese is melted and sauce is thick.
Transfer mixture to prepared pan. Top with mashed potatoes. Smooth evenly.
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top and bake for 15-20 minutes, until top is browned and filling is bubbly. Broil for the last 5 minutes of baking.
Rest at room temperature for 5 minutes. Serve hot topped with additional dill.