This fish dish is the perfect winter warmer

Lattice-topped fish and leek pie

Ingredients Instructions
  • 250g smoked haddock, cut into large chunks
  • 250g cod loin, cut into large chunks
  • 300g peeled large prawns
  • 1 pack chilled ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 100g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 2 large leeks, cut into rings and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 400ml reduced-salt vegetable stock
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and black pepper, to season
  • Unroll the puff pastry onto a floured worktop. Cut into strips at least 8cm longer than your pie dish. Cover a large baking sheet with greaseproof paper (make sure it fits in your fridge!) and arrange evenly spaced strips of puff pastry next to each other. Next, carefully weave evenly spaced strips of puff pastry under and over the first layer at a 90° angle to create a lattice effect. Place in the fridge and chill for 1 hour until firm.
  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas mark 7. Prepare your pie dish by rubbing the inside with a little butter. 
  • Gently melt half the butter in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the leeks and a pinch of salt and fry for around 8-10 minutes, until softened but not browned. Once cooked, place the leeks in the bottom of the pie dish.
  • Add the remaining butter and flour to a non-stick saucepan. Stir until combined then slowly add the milk, whisking constantly on a medium heat. 
  • Slowly add the stock and continue to whisk on the heat until you have a thick sauce consistency. 
  • Add the lemon zest then season with salt and pepper. Leave the sauce to cool for 15 minutes. 
  • Scatter the smoked haddock and cod over the leeks in the pie dish then top with the prawns. Pour over the sauce. Place the pie dish onto a baking sheet.
  • Carefully transfer the criss-crossed pastry latttice to the top of the pie dish, pressing down the sides. Brush the pastry with the egg wash.  
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes in the preheated oven until the pastry is golden and the fish is cooked through. Serve with your favourite sides

Recipe © Love Seafood | https://www.loveseafood.co.uk