Fish and Seafood

Crustless Curried Seafood Pie

Loreto February 24, 2020

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Crustless Curried Seafood Pie. Do you want to talk about flavor? Then let’s start here. Halibut,  haddock, sole, and salmon in a rich yellow curry turmeric sauce and topped with a luscious beautifully piped potato parsnip puree! Is your mouth watering yet? Hence, let’s take a look at this amazing dish!

Song of the day: “I’m so excited” by The Pointer Sisters.

Crustless Curried Seafood Pie-in the pot

Crustless Curried Seafood Pie. Don’t worry, you won’t  miss the pie crust because the beautifully crusted piped potato exemplifies flavor and texture. Moreover, wait till you break through and find the treasures of the ocean all bathed in a luxurious curried sauce. This dish has me so excited and passionate, I can’t wait to show you how to make it. Therefore, come with me into the kitchen and let’s have some good tasty fun!



I am so excited…… and I cannot hide it!

A few weeks ago I was watching Jamie Oliver and his show on comfort foods. This was the dish he made, a curried fish pie. I was ecstatic and couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen and give it a go! So, here we are, and without further ado because my excitement has overcome me, I give you the in and outs of this Crustless Curried Seafood Pie.

Crustless Curried Seafood Pie-ingredients

Let’s go shopping……………

Grab a basket because we need a few things:

  • Icelandic Salmon
  • Fillet of Haddock
  • Fillet of Halibut
  • Fillet of sole
  • Shrimp
  • Yellow onion
  • Ghee
  • Olive oil
  • Potatoes
  • Parsnips
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Yellow curry powder
  • Turmeric
  • Coriander
  • Bay leaf
  • Chili flakes or fresh red chilies
  • Cilantro 
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Coconut milk
  • Spinach and arugula leaves
  • Salt and white pepper

Did you get all the ingredients? Good, because I want to get cooking with all of you!

This is what you have to do to make this Crustless Curried Seafood Pie…………………..

  • First thing first, all the prep including taking the skin off the salmon and cutting up the fish, onions, garlic, cherry tomatoes. Remember to wash the spinach and arugula.
  • Secondly, we need to build the sauce while the potatoes and turnips are boiling. How do we build the sauce, you ask? Well, pour in the olive oil and ghee into a saute pan and cook up the ginger, garlic, onions and toss in all those lovely spices: salt, pepper, curry, turmeric, coriander, cilantro, chili flakes. This is going to get pasty however don’t worry because the next step is going to bring this sauce together!
  • Thirdly, we stir in the coconut cream. Look at the color of this sauce, totally amazing, don’t you think!

Okay, our sauce is on very low simmering. Potatoes and parsnips are fork tender and we drain the water out. Mash, mash, mash resulting in a very sultry smooth puree, now that’s foodie sexy! Afterwards, in goes a nice knob of butter and some cream and a quick stir resulting in a very luxurious potato parsnip puree. Into the piping bag you go after cooling!

 Crustless Curried Seafood Pie-piping the potatoes

A little creativity is needed to finish this Crustless Curried Seafood Pie………….

  • Fourthly, we add the fish, shrimp, and the sole is rolled up into these rosettes. Is that not just as lovely as lovely can be!  Just have to add the leafy greens!
  • Lastly, let’s get that piping bag and make an artfully tasteful topping! 

Crustless Curried Seafood Pie-before the oven

A little Italian gold to enhance the top texture of this Crustless Curried Seafood Pie…………

How about we get some Italian on and drizzle olive oil with a sprinkling of fine bread crumbs on top of those lovely potatoes? There, what do you think? I think we did a grand job! Ultimately, into the oven you go, see you in a bit!

Crustless Curried Seafood Pie

Out of the oven you go and time to taste this wonderfully aromatic and colorful tasty dish……………………………

Get your forks, I am plating. Okay, ready, in goes the fork………………………… Wow……… Woooow……….. This is just incredible. The crispness of the surface of the potatoes has my taste buds all excited. However, the show is not over. I just love the creaminess of the interior and I taste the subtle sweetness of the parsnip which pairs so well  with the butter and cream. 

Now, let’s get to the nitty gritty, the fish, shrimp and that sauce, oh that sauce. Lol, I am amazed at the moistness and flakiness of the three kinds of fish, and even though it is in that lovely golden curried sauce, I can still distinguish the various fish and the succulent shrimp. Finally, let’s talk sauce!

This sauce is profound, the way the curry lingers into the waves of coconut cream and little explosions of turmeric and chili flakes as well as those hints of cilantro. This Crustless Curried Seafood Pie is definitely a symphony well worth experiencing!

Final thoughts on this Crustless Curried Seafood Pie……………………..

If you like pot pies and don’t want the added heaviness of a pastry crust, however you want all the flavors to make you forget that there was never one to begin with, than this dish is one to definitely grace your kitchen with. 

I had it with my son and his partner and it was truly a hit. Seconds were requested and served! All in all, I guess we can say it was well received. I love Jamie Oliver’s cooking style. He makes it fun and easy, his passion is infectious, and can honestly  say that this recipe was spot on and noteworthy! Thanks Jamie for inspiring me! 

Above all, I hope I have inspired you to try this Crustless Curried Seafood Pie!


Song of the day: “I’m So Excited” by The Pointer Sisters.

Crustless Curried Seafood Pie-in the pot

Crustless Curried Seafood Pie

  • Author: Loreto
  • Prep Time: 10 mintes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 9 minute
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x
  • Category: Main, Fish
  • Method: Stove top/oven
  • Cuisine: Indian fusion


Crustless Curried Seafood Pie. Do you want to talk about flavor? Then let’s start here. Halibut,  haddock, sole, and salmon  in a rich yellow curry turmeric sauce and topped with a luscious beautifully piped potato parsnip puree! Is your mouth watering yet? Then let’s take a look at this amazing dish!


Fish/ seafood:

  • 200 g Haddock cut into cubed
  • 200 g Halibut cut into cubes
  • 250 g sole (3 fillets cut in half and rolled)
  • 10 shrimp, peeled, de-veined and tails off
  • 1 cup of spinach and arugula greens washed and spun

Potato puree:

  • 8 medium yellow potatoes peeled and washed and cut up
  • 3 parsnips peeled washed and cut up
  • 1 bay leaf

Curry sauce:

  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp yellow curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 x 230 ml can coconut cream
  • Salt and white pepper


  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Small handful of fine bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro for garnish


Potato puree:

  1. In a large pot filled with water, put cut potatoes and parsnips in and bring to a boil. Cook for 15 minutes or until fork tender.
  2. Add a good pat of butter, salt, and mash then whip till smooth. Set aside to cool.

Curried sauce:

  1. In a medium saute pan bring olive oil and ghee to a medium heat. Add in garlic, ginger, and onions, saute for 5 minutes and then add in spices (curry, coriander, turmeric, chili flake, coriander). Season with salt and white pepper. Stir.
  2. Next pour in coconut cream, stir well and turn heat to low. Let simmer for 10 minutes.


  1. Pour curry sauce into cast oven pot or dish.
  2. Place all the fish and shrimp into sauce, sprinkle in spinach and arugula greens.


  1. Pe-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place potato parsnip puree into a piping bag. Pipe puree on top of fish and greens in a spiral pattern until all the fish, greens and sauce are covered.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with fine bread crumbs.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until top gets crispy and golden!
  5. Take out of the oven. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
  6. Ready to serve.



Jamie used curry leaves which I didn’t have so I used the curry powder.

He also used fresh red chilies, I used what I had, chili flakes.

If you don’t like parsnips, just use more potatoes.

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Crustless Curried Seafood Pie-in the plate

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    Reply Margaret @ Kitchen Frau February 24, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    That looks sooo delicious, Loreto!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto February 24, 2020 at 8:20 pm

      Thank you Margaret! I just loved this seafood pie, rich curried flavor and the fish so flacky and moist steamed in the sauce and sealed with the puree. Truly amazing. Hope you get to try it!
      Have a great week!

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    Reply Kacey Perez February 26, 2020 at 9:44 am

    This sounds so comforting and delicious! Love how it’s crust-less to cut back on calories a bit!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto February 28, 2020 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you Kasey. Being crust-less is what really attracted me to this recipe. I just couldn’t wait to do it and so glad I did because it was a hit!
      Happy cooking!

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    Reply Marisa February 28, 2020 at 7:12 am

    I love that combo of potato and parsnip purées. It makes a lovely finish to an already perfect dish!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto February 28, 2020 at 9:09 pm

      Thank you Marisa. Yes that bit of parsnip adds such a wonderful sweet earthiness which is a perfect compliment to the curry and fish. I absolutely love this dish. It will definitely be used at our next dinner party!
      Have a great weekend!

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