Fish, Capsicum and Tomato Pot Pies

This style of pie, called a pot pie, is super easy as there’s no pastry base to fiddle about blind-baking before you add the filling.

Serves 4


  • 600g silver dory* fillets, skin off, bones removed
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 red onions, finely sliced
  • 1 large capsicum, seeded and finely sliced
  • salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 400g canned tomatoes, well drained and chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 sheets ready-rolled butter puff pastry
  • butter, for buttering ramekins
  • flour, for dusting ramekins
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • green salad, for serving

Cut fish into bite-sized pieces.

Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat, add oil, then add onion, capsicum and a good pinch of salt. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring often, until soft and well coloured. Add wine and cook for a minute or two until it boils. Add tomato and cook for a further five minutes or so, until thick. Add fish and cook for a minute or so until it just changes colour.

Remove from heat and stir in parsley. Taste and add salt and pepper. Set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 220°C.

Place a 250–300ml ramekin or ovenproof bowl upside down on pastry and cut around it allowing a 1cm margin to make four pastry discs. Butter and flour 4 x 250–300ml ramekins or ovenproof bowls. Divide the filling between bowls. Brush edges of pastry discs with egg, place over bowls (egg-side down) and press edges down with the tines of a fork to seal. Brush with egg, cut 3 slashes in the top and bake for 15–20 minutes, until golden.

Serve with a green salad.

*Alternative species: Blue-eye trevalla, flathead, leatherjacket, ling.

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