Mini Fish Pies…

fish pie

I made these fish pies today with my little one. It is easy and fun to make, there was a bit of mess involved because of the help I had from Her Royal Highness which I found a way around in the end.

I cleared up separate work space and placed her own little baking items there; that did the magic. I was able to concentrate into making the fish pies. It is yummy and good as a snack too.

What you will need

1 fresh mackerel fish, gutted and cleaned

450g plain flour

225g butter/margarine



1tbsp sugar (optional)

1tsp curry

1tsp thyme

1tsp mixed herbs

1tbsp dried parsley



1 small onion

1 cubed size fresh ginger, grated (optional)

1 large egg


Part a: in a shallow mixing bowl, add flour, salt, sugar and butter

Rub together till all turn to crumbs

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Add 6 tbsp of water and mix till all is combined. If the dough still needs water add a tablespoon of water at a time till you get well combined dough like in pix5

Set dough aside for 30 minutes then you move on to preparing the fish filling

Part b: place a small shallow pan on a medium heat, add fish then spice with curry, thyme, mixed herbs, salt, seasoning, chopped onions and water

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Bring to boil for about 10 minutes

Turn off the heat after 10 minutes and allow cooling down.

Separate fish from stock. In a separate bowl/plate de-bone fish and flake, in another separate bowl, add 6-8 tbsp of stock, add 1tsp of flour, fresh ginger, chilli flakes, parsley and mix together. Don’t forget to check for salt and seasoning at this stage. I didn’t add anymore as the fish was well seasoned.

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Mix the flaked fish to stock mixture and set aside.

Making the pie

Preheat oven at 180⁰

Break 1 egg into a bowl, whisk and set aside

Sprinkle a bit of flour on a plain, clean surface/work top

Divide dough into 3 or 4 places and roll out flat (rectangle) using a rolling pin

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Place a circle cutter on the flat dough and cut out into how many circles you can get. Repeat this process with the rest of the dough

You will need 2 cut out circle dough for one pie

Add fish filling to one cut out dough, on the second dough, brush with whisked egg and also the edge of the filled pastry.

Use the dough that has got no filling to cover the one with filling and close edge by pressing down with the tip of a fork

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Repeat this process for the rest of the fish filling and pastry

After you have completely filled the pastry, egg wash the top and pinch with a fork

Place in the oven for 30 minutes at 200⁰, 180⁰ if using a fan oven.

Serve warm or cold

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nigerian fish pie



  1. Oh my goodness I luv this.

  2. Hello. They look so amazing!! How many pies did this make?

  3. Nice!

  4. wow just found your blog. i cant wait to try your recipes.keep it up. will be trying this soon

  5. hi ajoke i always gbadun your presentations ,so freah and so clean. please where can i get theses cutters either in nigeria or london and which store(s)

  6. Is it that you did not use baking powder in the fish pie? Will like to try it this weekend because it looks yummy. Thanks.


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