Fish pie or a fish hot pot as this dish is called, rank high on my favourite quick dinners list and are ideal comfort food now that the weather is changing. This recipe uses gnocchi instead of potatoes and it’s also perfect for adding extra vegetables to ensure everyone gets their 5 a day. One dish on the table for everyone to help themselves.
The hot pot is made with smoked fish and I prefer to make it with meatier fillets such as hot smoked salmon, smoked trout or smoked mackerel. Many fish counters sell flavoured hot smoked salmon and these will work well with the recipe, as will peppered mackerel which will add an extra spicy kick to the dish.
Varying the vegetables and herbs adds to the versatility of this recipe and you’ll find celery, courgettes, fennel, spring onion, peas, green beans and leeks all work well.