Fish pie pastry parcels recipe

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These wonderful crunchy cased creamy fishy pies are just the thing for a cosy night in. Ready in just over an hour, get the recipe here.

Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time1 hours
Total Time1 hours 20 mins

These wonderful crunchy cased creamy fishy pies are just the thing for a cosy night in. Ready in just over an hour and perfect with mashed potatoes and peas. The kids will love the fun shape and you will love knowing that your little ones are getting a healthy and tasty tea.

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  • 700g of cod, skinned
  • 100g of basmati rice
  • 1 tbsp of sunflower oil
  • 200ml of water
  • 15g of butter
  • 3 leeks, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 250g of button mushrooms, sliced
  • 15g of dill, chopped
  • 175g of half-fat sour cream
  • 450g of puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten




  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
  2. Put a saucepan over a medium heat. Heat the oil, then gently fry the basmati rice until translucent before adding the water
  3. Bring the rice to the boil, lower the heat and leave to gently simmer for 10 minutes. Cover the saucepan, take off the heat and leave to stand for 15 minutes
  4. Melt the butter in another pan. Add the garlic and leeks and cook over a medium heat until soft but not coloured
  5. Stir in the mushrooms. When the mushrooms begin to release their liquid, put the cod on top of the mushrooms and leeks. Cover the pan, lower the heat and steam for 10 minutes
  6. Carefully take the cod out of the pan and set aside
  7. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir the rice into the leeks and mushrooms before adding the sour cream and chopped dill
  8. Flake the cod into the mixture and stir gently to combine
  9. After rolling out the pastry as thin as possible, cut into 12 equally-sized fish shapes. Set aside on a baking tray lined with parchment paper
  10. Spoon some of the mixture onto the 6 fish-shaped pastry bases, taking care to leave a 1 inch gap at the edges. Cover each open pie with another fish-shaped layer of pastry
  11. After crimping the edges and egg washing the pastry, bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Serve immediately
Top Tip for making Fish pie pastry parcels

The fish in this recipe can be substituted for almost any other white fish. Try experimenting.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodTo and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodTo, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create how-to videos exclusively for GoodtoEat - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies