Nigerian Fish Pie- Fish Envelopes

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Hi, foodie clan. Welcome to another exciting food adventure. You know when I get out of my writer or is it cook block in my own case? I just want to spill it all out. I kind of get to experiment with different recipe ideas that might have been forming in my mind. For the last 1-2 weeks, I have been unable to come up with recipes… just been lying low. Lol! But I woke up today with lots of idea rushing to mind. Actually, the last one –two weeks has been challenging for me and my little girls, first I went a bit off, had to treat myself and the two angels started theirs too, so I have been playing mummy and nurse all the while. So today, I decided to treat ourselves to some little delicacies (fish pies), with the ingredients available in the house.

So what are we making today? It is a fish envelope, it’s actually a form of fish pie, but creatively styled with a little variation

I hope you will try out this creative  fish pie recipe and send in your pictures to us by tagging @cookwithkemi on Instagram
You may also check out the other dish I made today for a little treat for my little girls here( oven baked mackerel- alaran en butter

Easy Method To Making creative Fish Pies

Roll out the pastry thinly ( check how to make fish roll pastry here)

Cut out four, 8-inch squares and place in a baking tin. Set aside
Meanwhile, skin fish and cut into small pieces. Melt butter in a saucepan, add fish, salt, pepper, lemon juice and green onions. Leave to simmer on low heat for 5 minutes, shaking pan often

Beat an egg, add ¾ to fish and mix well. Divide the mixture between the pastry, making sure sauce is in the centre

Wet your fingertips with a little water and dampen the edges of the pastry with it

Bring the four corners to the centre, pressing well to seal. Brush the tops with the remaining ¼ beaten egg

Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes or until pastry is golden brown

Serve warm or cold with a glass of orange juice.

fish envelopes pies

So what do you think?  leave us a comment, let us know your mind

I do hope you will try out this little fish envelopes for the weekend or as lunch packs.

you may also read on ideas on breakfast recipes which can alternately serve as office/school lunch pack by clicking on this link.

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My Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Yields: 4


  • I -2 moulds of pastry
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • An egg

Additional Info

for a more colourful sauce, you may add diced/ shredded carrots

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