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Fish pie with mashed potato

A tasty way to get even the fussiest of eaters to eat some fish.

1.5kg potatoes
150g butter
1.5kg hake or any fish of your choice
500ml full cream milk
3 bays leaves
125g frozen peas
75g plain flour
125gr grated cheese
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp bread crumbs

1. Peel the potatoes and bring to a boil in salted water. Once they are tender, drain and then mash them with 75g of the butter. Season to taste
2. Put the fish into a large pan with milk, bay leaves and salt and pepper. Bring the milk to a boil, then, immediately turn down and simmer the fish until it is just cooked through. Remove the fish to a plate and pour the cooking liquid into jug, straining out the bay leaves.
3. Put the frozen peas in a bowl and pour over some boiling water.
4. Preheat the oven to 190ºC.
5. Melt the remaining 75g butter in a saucepan and stir in the flour to make a roux.
6. Take off the heat and whisk in the milk in which the fish was cooked. Put back onto a medium heat and kee…

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