This is not just any old fish pie. This is LUXURY fish pie. And we’ve got some properly luxuriant wines to match…

There’s nothing worse than a dry, eggy, potato-drenched fish pie. Our version uses smoked fish, chunky prawns, mustard, cream and cheddar – so we need some seriously high octane wines.

No sense fooling around: this is rich white wine territory. One of our favourite styles of all. We choose two classic grape varieties that work really well across a range of styles – Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc – including a skin contact white (is it an orange wine?!) plus a leftfield white Cinsault just for fun.

We’ve pushed the boat out with the wines because this is a treat of a dish (a good option around Christmas time too, for what it’s worth). Enjoy!


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The wines are all available from Majestic. Prices are for mix-six.


This is our take on a Jamie Oliver original – but with smoked fish to pack an extra flavour punch. We just love the mix of a rich creamy sauce with tangy cheddar and smoky fish. You can, of course, use whatever fish or shellfish you like most, the only rule is to use plenty – there’s nothing worse than a fish pie that tastes of nothing but potato and egg!

Download our smoky fish pie recipe