I claim poetic license in using ‘phish’ for fish. Because ‘Potato Fish Pie’ would have left you asking “I’ve heard of tuna fish, but what’s a potato fish?” Seriously though, this is a very yummy, quick and easy dish for you and several friends. And just like a friend, it will leave you warm and happy inside.
1½ lbs boneless cod fillets (or other white fish fillets; frozen fillets can be used after thawing)
3½ to 4 cups mashed potatoes (leftovers or instant mashed potatoes)
10-12 oz by weight baby spinach (or about one bunch of rinsed spinach with stems removed)
15 oz Alfredo sauce (use your favorite brand or make your own white sauce)
Juice from half a lemon
1/2 tbsp Olive oil
1/2 tsp Salt
Fresh ground pepper
3-4 tbsp Panko breadcrumbs
Optional paprika or cayenne pepper
Optional finely chopped chives as garnish
About 35 minutes or less prep time and about 50 minutes in oven and rest time.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease inside of Aroma Doveware Casserole with olive oil and then salt and pepper it along with optional paprika (or cayenne pepper). Pat dry fish filets with paper towels and cut them to fit inside Casserole as a single layer. Lay them in place and then salt and pepper them along with optional paprika (or cayenne pepper).
Heat ½ tbsp olive oil in frying pan with medium high heat. Add salt and then spinach; cook about 1 minute (until wilted) then remove from heat, drain liquid from pan, and transfer spinach to paper towels on a plate. Move the spinach around to help the paper absorbed the water. Place spinach as single layer on fillets. Drizzle lemon juice on spinach, then spoon Alfredo sauce to cover spinach. Firmly tap Casserole and shake it side to side to remove trapped air.
Drop large spoonfuls of mashed potatoes as a layer on top of sauce and then use spatula to roughly smooth and cover entire surface. Place uncovered Casserole into the oven for 40 minutes. Switch oven to top broiler setting and remove Casserole from oven to sprinkle Panko over surface. Return to oven (broiler) for 1 minute to brown Panko and surface (add more minutes one at a time as needed).
Remove from oven, and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.
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