At the end of 2013 I won a year's supply of goat's cheese which gave me 24 vouchers to use during 2014; I gave some of them to my family but have eaten my way through a fair amount over the past year! It's made me try more recipes with goat's cheese, many of which you can see on this blog. Recently I fancied a fish pie and decided to incorporate goat's cheese in that.
I bought a pack of fish pie mix from Waitrose for convenience; this was enough to serve 2-3 people I would say. I simply topped the pie with mashed potato though there are plenty of other ways you can make this - I've made a fish pie with grated, slightly parboiled potato on top before which goes really nice and crispy. But for this easy fish pie I just did mashed potato.
The sauce was what really made this pie. I made a roux by melting some butter in a pan and stirring in a couple of spoonfuls of flour until blended. Then gradually add milk until you have enough for a sauce; simmer until it starts to thicken. Then add two chopped spring onions and about 150g of goats cheese and stir until the cheese has melted.
Place your fish in the bottom of an oven proof dish, pour over the sauce and top with mashed potato, then bake in the oven until the top of the potato is golden brown. Simple and delicious!