Fish

Phyllo Fish Pie

30mins
4Servings

Nothing like a hearty fish pie for a midweek solution for the family – phyllo pastry filled with all the tasty ingredients.

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ingredients

  • 30ml (2 Tbsp) butter or margarine
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) cooking oil
  • About 700g fresh hake fillets
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) Spur Grill Basting
  • 125ml (about 80g) frozen green peas
  • 400ml (2 sachets) Spur Cheddamelt or Spur Cheese Sauce
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) milk
  • 30ml (2 Tbsp) chopped fresh parsley or 10ml (2 tsp) dried parsley
  • 3ml (1/2 tsp) Spur Seasoning Salt
  • 200ml (3/4 cup) grated Cheddar cheese
  • 3-4 sheets phyllo pastry
  • 80g butter, melted for brushing

Method

  • Add butter and half of the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan.
  • Add hake and fry lightly until done.
  • Remove from pan, cut into large chunks and set on base of a medium greased ovenproof dish.
  • Add remaining oil in pan and lightly fry onion and peas for a few minutes.
  • Spoon over the fish and mix in lightly.
  • Whisk together the Spur Cheddamelt Sauce, Spur Grill Basting, milk, parsley and Spur Seasoning Salt.
  • Pour over fish and top with grated cheese.
  • Cut each pastry sheet into 4-6 strips. Crunch one-by-one lightly by hand and layer over the fish. Brush well with melted butter.
  • Bake in a preheated oven of 200°C for about 15 minutes, or until pastry turns golden brown. Serve warm.
  • Tip
    • When using frozen fish, drain well as it can become slightly watery.
    Variations
    • Substitute any other fish, such as kingklip, haddock or snoek, for the hake.
    • Boil two eggs until hard, quarter and layer over the fish, under the pastry.
    • Replace the peas with broccoli, coarsely chopped carrots or spinach.
    • The phyllo pastry can also be substituted with any other pastry, such as puff pastry or even creamy mashed potatoes.
    • Instead of a large pie, make individual smaller pies.