Time for a recipe!
I love a good fish pie. But it always seems off the menu when you’re trying to improve your health and lose weight.
Fish is a great thing to include in our diet, not least for the iodine which is needed for your thyroid gland to work properly, and which is a very common thing for us to be deficient in. Amongst a lot of other things, our thyroid controls our metabolism – the ‘speed’ our body works at – if your thyroid is working less than optimally, it’s likely to leave you feeling lethargic and gaining weight.
So with a couple of tweaks, you can make a great fish pie with plenty of veg and protein and a decent serving of iodine. This is a fabulous recipe which I make from time to time. It’s a bit of a faff as it seems to require half the equipment in my kitchen, but well worth it.
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
100g potatoes, peeled
300g cauliflower, broken into florets
30g cheddar, grated
1 pack ‘fish pie mix’ (cod, salmon and smoked haddock)
Quarter red onion, finely chopped
1tsp English mustard
Just of half a lemon
Handful chopped fresh parsley
Cook the potatoes and cauliflower until soft, then whizz in the blender with the cheese and some black pepper
Poach the fish and prawns in the milk until just cooked, then add the peas, onion, mustard, lemon juice and parsley
Put the filling mixture into the dish you plan to cook the pie in, then top with the potato and cauliflower cheese mash
Put it into the oven for about half an hour, until the top looks lovely and crunchy then serve with some broccoli