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Two Fat Ladies: Gastronomic Adventures (with Motorbike and Sidecar)

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1996

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Like most people, I always welcome fish pie as one of the most comforting of foods. This is rather a grandiose one and is splendid to eat on Good Friday after a day of fasting, or on Christmas Eve before midnight mass, or for that matter any time you fancy it.


  • 450 g/1 lb coley fillet
  • 450 g/1


Put the coley and smoked haddock into a large pan and pour boiling water over just to cover. Simmer very gently for 10 minutes. Turn it all out into a clean sink and leave until the fish is cool enough to handle. Then remove skin and any bones. Flake the fish on to a plate and reserve.

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