It seems that in the American way of life, the words "fish" and "pie" should never be uttered together. At least not consecutively. You see, it's scary. It sounds like a strange thing that British people eat during wartime with boiled vegetables and a cup of tea on the side. OK, so that's not far off, but the fish pie doesn't include a pie crust and it isn't sweet like apple pie. In fact, fish pie is something of a misnomer, so let's try calling it fish bake, or better still Shepherd's pie with cod. I don't know, call it whatever you want, it tastes brilliant, particularly with a pint of Guinness and some lovely green peas, shiny with butter on the side. It's basically a lovely piece of cod or haddock (and throw some shrimp or snapper or other fish in there too) in a cream sauce topped with chunky potatoes with lots of cheese on them.
Do I sound like Jamie Oliver? Perhaps I do, but this recipe is his, so I really can't take any credit for it. But I did make it, photograph it and put the recipe together for you, so forgive me. And indulge in some British comfort food while the weather's still bad.