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Fabulous fish pie Serves 6


8 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

3 Tbsp reduced-fat milk

1 Tbsp oil

3 medium carrots, diced (2 cups)

1 large leek, sliced (3 cups)

2 cups water

1 cup reduced-fat milk

3 Tbsp cornflour

½ cup parsley, chopped

2 Tbsp lemon juice

600g white fish fillets, diced (hoki, trevally)

½ cup Edam cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven 180°C
  2. Place potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water, bring to the boil and cook until tender.

Drain and mash with the first measure of milk

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the carrot and leek and sauté at a medium heat until soft but not brown
  2. Add water and milk, bring to a gentle simmer. Wet the cornflour with a little water and gradually add to the simmering sauce until thick. Remove from the heat
  3. Mix in the parsley and lemon juice. Pour into an oven-proof dish
  4. Lay the diced fish on top of sauce. Spread the mashed potato on top, sprinkle with grated cheese
  5. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until hot through and fish is cooked

This meal can be found in the Affordable Eats cook book put out by The Heart Foundation in conjunction with the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services. You can download a copy here: