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No-fish pie

A super tasty plant-based alternative to traditional fish pie. All the flavour with none of the fish!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 portions


  • 2 medium potatoes scrubbed or peeled and diced
  • ½ small swede or sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 1 sheet nori
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 medium leek sliced
  • 2 medium carrots diced
  • 100 g mushrooms wiped and sliced
  • 200 ml dairy free cream I used Oatley
  • 300 g extra firm tofu - plain or smoked diced
  • 1 heaped teaspoon dried tarragon or 2 tablespoons of fresh tarragon
  • 100 g peas
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook the diced potatoes and swede/sweet potato in boiling water until soft and mashable
  • Break the nori sheet into small pieces and pop in a small bowl. Cover with hot water and leave to soften.
  • Heat a couple of tablespoons of water in the base of a medium-sized pan (ideally oven proof so you don’t need to transfer it and create more washing up!) and add the onion, leek and carrots plus a pinch of salt. Pop on the lid and sweat the veggies on a medium/low heat for approximately 10 minutes until they are beginning to soften.
  • Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook for another 5 minutes before pouring in the cream along with the tofu, tarragon and peas. Stir well and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  • Drain the nori and squeeze it in the sieve to get rid of most the water. Add it to the pan and mix well. Simmer for another minute then turn off the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
  • By now the potatoes and swede should be ready so drain off the water and return the veg to the pan to mash – add a little dairy-free milk and seasoning if you desire.
  • Spread the mash over the top of the no-fish mix and fluff up with a fork to make little peaks.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the mix is bubbling up and the mask starts to brown. Alternatively, you can place directly under a pre-heated grill and brown the top that way.
  • Serve with extra greens on the side.
Keyword easy vegan, fish alternative, OMS friendly, plant-based diet