Well I'm not sure if you feel the same but are we heading back into winter, it's absolutely freezing where I am so for my freedom Friday dish I wanted a comfort warming bowl of gorgeousness and as I haven't had my seafood chowder for some time that is what I decided to make, it's was rich, flavoursome, yummy and very filling, As I had a few serves left over I decided for Sunday lunch I would turn the chowder "soup" into a fish pie for 4 and to make it extra easy I bought Aldi's real frozen mash potato (79c per bag, see past post for visual) just add a good knob of butter a little splash of milk, seasoned with salt n pepper and whoop Sunday lunch is done !
I already posted the recipe for the chowder in a previous post or you can go to www.denisecooks.com for further details.
If you are making the chowder fresh today it needs to cooled completely. Preheat the oven to 180c degree.
Transfer the fish mix to a casserole or serving dish, top with the creamy mash and grated cheese (optional) and bake for 30 mins or until lightly golden and heated though. I used two bags of the mash potato as I wanted a thicker layer of potato and 40g of grated Gruyèr but cheddar or fresh parmesan worked just as well.