fish fridayDo you eat fish on Friday? Do you know where this tradition came from?

I think one of the most comforting foods during dank winter days is fish pie. It is warming, comforting and can be a really healthy option too. Great to come home too after work when you need something tasty and filling after a full week at work a great start to the weekend. Now our usual fare on Friday is pilchards on toast – but I will bring you this delight some other time.



300g mixed fish, this can be purchased from supermarkets already prepared, use a white fish, a smoked fish and salmon.

2/3 pint of lactose free milk

1 tablespoon of cornflour

1 1/2 teaspoons of mustard

Small handful of flat leaved parsley


2cm piece of freshly grated parmesan

1 butternut Squash, 1 tablespoon of garlic infused oil, 1/2 lemon

300g of potato

1 tablespoon of margarine

3 tablespoons of lactose free milk


Chop the squash, drizzle with oil and lemon and roast in the oven till softDSCF0956mod

Boil the potato

Mash the squash and potato with margarine and 3 tablespoons of milk add a small amount of salt

Add milk to a pan with mustard, parsley and mix cornflour with a little milk and add this to the pan – cook till thickened.

Add fish to a dish and pour over sauce till the fish is covered, keep remaining sauce to serve with the dish later.

Spoon on the mash, level with a fork and then sprinkle on the cheese.




I am a state registered dietitian and advisor to The IBS Network, the UK charity for people with irritable bowel syndrome. My specialty is dietary treatment of gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease, lactose & fructose malabsorption and complex food intolerances. I also have experience in dietetic treatment of people who have bariatric surgery and weight management.

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