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Fish pies with leeks and chorizo recipe

Fish pies with leeks and chorizo recipe

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  • Serves 2
  • 1 hr
  • 879 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 1tsp oil
  • 1 large leek, finely sliced
  • 100g (3½oz) chorizo, sliced
  • knob butter
  • 1tbsp flour
  • 500ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 2tbsp chopped gherkins
  • 1tbsp capers
  • small handful curled parsley
  • 400g white fish
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • half x 375g pack light puff pastry, cut in half
If you don't have any leeks, try using spring or white onions instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    42g 60%
  • Saturates

    19g 96%
  • Sugars

    16g 18%
  • Salt

    2g 33%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 57.9g Protein 63.5g Fibre 6.2g


  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200˚C, fan 180˚C. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the leek and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chorizo and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the butter, allowing it to melt, then stir in the flour. Cook for 2 minutes then slowly pour in the milk, stirring constantly, and simmer until thickened. Season and stir in gherkins, capers, parsley and fish.
  3. Divide the mixture between 2 individual pie dishes. Brush the rim of the dish with egg. Cut thin strips of pastry and stick around the edge, then brush the pastry edges with egg and place a sheet of pastry on top of each pie.
  4. Brush the lids with egg, make a little hole in each to allow the steam to escape and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

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Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Once the dish has cooled completely, transfer it to an airtight, freezer-safe container, seal and freeze for up to 1-3 months. To serve, defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight before reheating. Loosely cover with foil and bake until dish is thoroughly heated through. Reheat until piping hot.

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