A tasty autumn warmer – Annabel Karmel’s fabulous fish pie

How’s the weather in your part of Australia? If you’re in the north, it’s still toasty warm most days, while down in the south we’re finally getting a burst of the cooler weather that’s headed our way. Which makes it perfect pie weather! Today, we’re sharing one of Annabel Karmel’s favourite fish recipes – and of course they’re kid-tested and loved!

If you need a quick winning dinner to whip up, that will also give you lunch the next day, this recipe is for you! Packed full of flavour and fish, this pie can also be made in individual ramekins, so you can have the leftovers ready for a quick reheated lunch the next day. If fish n’ chip Friday is a staple in your home, swap it out for this scrumptious dish, which is easy as pie!

Annabel’s favourite fish pie


  • 40g butter
  • 200g leek, chopped
  • 40g flour
  • 400ml milk
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tsp white wine vinegar
  • 50g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 25g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 200g salmon, boneless, cubed
  • 200g pollock, boneless, cubed


  • 500g peeled potatoes, diced
  • 100g carrots, peeled and diced
  • A knob of butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 25g Cheddar cheese, grated


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.

2. Put the potatoes into a pan. Cover with cold water, then bring up to the boil. Boil for 15 to 20 minutes until soft. Drain, mash and mix with the butter and milk.

3. Meanwhile cook the carrots in boiling water for 15 minutes. Drain and mash, then add to the potato.

4. Melt the butter in a pan. Add the leeks and saute for 8 minutes until soft. Add the flour, then blend in the milk. Add the Dijon mustard, lemon juice and vinegar. Stir until thickened.

5. Add the cheese, dill and fish. Season and spoon into an ovenproof dish. Top with the mashed potatoes and carrot and sprinkle with the remaining 25g Cheddar cheese for the topping.

6. Bake for 30 minutes until bubbling and lightly golden on top.

Makes eight portions.

If you’re in the mood for some cold weather cooking, we’ve also recently featured a recipe for Annabel’s hidden vegetable tomato soup.

For lots more autumn inspiration, visit Annabel Karmel.

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No time to cook? Check out Annabel’s new range of nutritious, delicious snap-frozen meals for babies and toddlers. Inspired by her recipe book favourites, they are the perfect freezer filler for those busy days. Find them in the freezer aisles at Coles.

(This is a sponsored post for Annabel Karmel)

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