Curried Tilapia Fish Pie

If you had leftover mashed potatoes from my last recipe (or one of your own!), then you would be able to make this dish in a snap. It doesn't involve any complicated cooking of the fish and can be baked in one dish - in the ubiquitous toaster oven, even. It's a really nice easy Sunday night meal and surprisingly delicious. 


  • 4 pieces Tilapia fillets (or other types of fish fillet), no skin!
  • 2 carrots, sliced into thin rounds (organic preferably so you don't need to peel)
  • 1 cup corn, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 onion, finely diced
  • 4 mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tblsp butter
  • 1 cup to 1 &1/2 cup half & half
  • 1 tsp cornstarch 
  • 1/4 tsp Tumeric
  • 1 tblsp Curry powder
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes 
  • 1/4 lb shrimp (optional)
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese, such as a mild cheddar 
  • paprika
  • chopped parsley for garnish

 Preheat the oven to 400°F
Cook the carrots and corn together (cover with water) in a little saucepan - cook until tender.
In another pan, saute the onion and mushroom  together in butter, until soft.
Add the seasonings.
Blend in the cream, whisk together, and heat (but don't boil - it might separate!).
Add cornstarch (always mix first with a little cold water before adding to a hot sauce).
Combine the carrots and corn with the creamy sauce.
Spread the bottom of your casserole with about 1/4 cup of the sauce.
Layer the fish (and shrimp).
Pour the remaining sauce entirely over the fish.
Spread the mashed potatoes on top.
Cover with grated cheese & sprinkle with paprika.
Cook for approximately 30 minutes, until the sauce is bubbling up around the edges, the potatoes are browned and the cheese is golden.
Serve with the fresh chopped parsley.

    Suggestion: if you are going to serve a man Fish Pie, make sure you end the evening with something like this......

    "All cats love fish, but fear to wet their paws."
    Chinese proverb


    1. I make this type of dish in an individual serving dish - it tastes the same, but looks better on the plate!

    2. Yummy! I make it the traditional way without the curry flavoring but it is also delish.

    3. If you have a family who won't eat fish, this is a perfect dish to make for one (in a small portion dish).

    4. Very nice and informative blog posting. Among all the fish, tilapia fish is Awesome! Tilapia fish farming is very profitable and easy. I like tilapia fish dish very much for it's unique taste and nutritional value.