Now I know that many folks have trouble with pineapple or corn on Pizza. Some folks just have different tastes. So how about a big slice of Fish Pie?
Now I know that some of you may be cringing a bit. Think about it though, Chicken Pot Pie is certainly tasty. What makes a Pie meal better is that everything is in one slice or serving. The pastry, salad, veggies, and protein are all mixed into one healthy and tasty slice. ￼
What is fun about this recipe is that you can Kick it up a Notch or use what you have. I have baked it as a casserole or in a fry pan. You can add mashed potatoes to the top like meringue. I have also used an icing applicator to squirt fun patterns of mashed tates atop the pie. Adding other favorites like bacon bits, corn, or peas, chopped shrimp or crab meat, and carrots are tasty. Breadcrumbs add texture to hold the pie together. Add some horseradish or soy sauce for some zip. I have used most oily fish like trout, salmon, or flounder for this recipe.
Crab or fish cakes can also be fun. Patties, rolls, and pasties can be different. Casseroles and Bakes offer some change. So, lets enjoy some Fish Pie!
You will need the baking temperature to be 375 degrees. Preheat the oven or set up your campfire Dutch Oven. Grease a pie plate.
For the Crust. 2 cups of cooked rice. I have also used cauliflower rice or couscous.
3 tbsp grated parmesan
1 egg white
For the filling, you need 1 cup of flaked, cooked fish. This can be left over cooked fish, poached, or smoked fish. ½ cup of half and half or milk. Condensed milk, or powdered milk, will also work. Mix 3 beaten eggs, 1 cup of Ricotta cheese, ¼ cup of chopped onion, 2 tbsp. of flour, 2 tbsp. chopped parsley, salt and pepper to taste, oregano and paprika. (in place of all of the spices, just add Old Bay seafood seasoning. Everything is already mixed in it)
Mix the filling ingredients in a large mixing bowl. I usually make 2 pies at the same time. The rice, Parmesan cheese and egg white becomes the pie crust. Mix and press into the pie pan. Pour the filling into the crust. Sprinkle some paprika or Old Bay on top.
Bake for 30-40 minutes. The pie is done when a knife, stuck into the center, comes out clean. Allow the pie to rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
You can serve with a dollop of sour cream or Tartar Sauce.
This delicious fish meal will prevent any pie throwing!