Nigerian Fish Pie Recipe

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Nigerian Fish Pie
Nigerian Fish Pie is a tasty, deep fried Nigerian Snack filled with fish and simply delicious.
 The shape of the fish pie is similar to that of the Nigerian Chicken pie and Meat pie
  But unlike the Nigerian Meat pie and Chicken pie, which are filled with minced meat and baked, the Nigerian Fish pie has a fish filling and is deep fried...Here's an easy recipe for you.Enjoy.

 Nigerian Fish Pie ingredients:

For the Fish Pie Filling:
-Fish(mackerel, hake,tuna,salmon, or any fish of choice)
- a small onions(chopped)
-1 stock cube(bouillon cubes) e,g maggi/knorr cubes
-1 teaspoonful curry
-1 teaspoonful garlic powder
-1 teaspoonful thyme

- salt to taste(about a pinch)

For the Fish Pie dough/pastry:
-350 grams Flour
-100 grams margarine
-1 raw egg
-1 tablespoonful baking powder
-1 leveled teaspoon salt
-Vegetable oil for frying 

 Directions for Making Nigerian Fish Pie 

*First place the fish in a pot, add a little water, onions , curry, thyme, garlic powder,, stock cube and salt to taste. Cook until the fish is done.
NOTE: You can also make use of any canned cooked fish, but you won't need to cook it again.

*Now, take out the fish and some of the cooked onions and leave to cool a bit(the cooked onions keeps the inside of the Fish pie moist after frying);then take out the bones of the fish and mash the fish .

*Next,In a wide bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt and mix together;Add the whisked egg and melted margarine/butter , mix well and add cool water, bit by bit . Keep mixing until you get a firm dough.

*Knead the dough and leave to sit for 10  minutes.After 10 minutes, place the dough on a flat table/board;cut out a bit and roll flat with a rolling pin.

*Now cut the flat dough into a square /rectangle or any desired shape.

*Place the mashed cooked fish in the middle of the dough and fold one end to meet the other end, and Seal the ends with the tip of a fork;repeat this process for the remaining dough.

*Heat up the vegetable oil on medium heat until very hot, and fry the Fish pies. Fry each side of the fish pie until brown and place in a sieve lined with paper towels, to absorb excess oil.

And there you have it...your delicious Nigerian Fish Pie, to enjoy with friends and family.
The Nigerian Fish Pie is usually enjoyed with a chilled soft drink or fruit juice..Enjoy!


Here are other recipes you will surely love:
 * Nigerian Chin Chin recipe
* Nigerian Chicken Pie
* Nigerian Sausage Rolls
* Nigerian Egg Roll
* Nigerian Scotch Eggs
* Nigerian Fish Rolls
* Nigerian Fish Pie Recipe
* Nigerian Meat Pie
* Nigerian Buns
* Nigerian Puff puff

By Nky Lily Lete


  1. Can I use egg also when mixing the flour for meat pie?

    1. It is not necessary , but if you want to add eggs, then add it to the filling instead.

  2. I normally use 1kg to 250g butter, then M̶̲̥̅γ̲̣̣̥ pastry is alwayz hard, cos that was how I was thought. Thanks to U̶̲̥̅̊ .

    1. Wow dear, I'm glad you found my recipe helpful, 1kg to 250g butter would surely make a rock pie, :)

  3. Anonymous12:55:00 PM

    Dnt we need sugar for it

    1. No, you don't need to add sugar.

  4. Anonymous7:24:00 PM

    Thanks so much for ds recipe!u av a biutiful heart,I tried d fish pie today nd it came out I baked it using d meat pie recipe.well done and more grease to ur elbow

    1. Thanks for your lovely comment and feedback, well appreciated dearie :)

  5. Anonymous12:54:00 PM

    hi i want to try ur recipe but i dont have a weighing scale. can u pls tell me how many tin cup i can use to measure the flour

    1. I big derica cup measures about 700 grams more or less, so half of that is what you need.

  6. Anonymous9:15:00 PM

    Hnmmm..thinking about a chilled bottle of coke right now...sure going to try it....nky could you please draw a food time table for a three year sometimes confused on what to feed my three year old son...that posh mom..

    1. I sure will dearie. I have so many projects on my hands and this is one of them. Stay tuned for the food time table sweetie.

  7. Anonymous1:32:00 AM

    hi pls how do i get the top of my meat pie to be golden brown and well baked since my oven do not have grill

  8. Anonymous2:13:00 PM

    thanks for d recipe,can i bake instead of frying? If yes,what's d time limit? Thanks

    1. The original Nigerian fish pie is usually fried, but if you choose to bake, bake at 180ºC.

    2. Anonymous5:05:00 PM

      Which one is more better to give it more taste.

  9. 500g is one rubber of flour abi? And hw wl I prepare doughnut?

    1. I don't know dear, I buy mine in kilos. But 1 big derica can is 800g.
      Click this link for the donut recipe: Nigerian Donut Recipe 

  10. Anonymous10:58:00 PM

    Pls wat is one milk cup equivalent to in grammes

  11. Ummu Ashraf2:45:00 PM

    Honestly ure a rare gem..tnx a bunch

  12. Anonymous11:31:00 AM

    I really had to bookmark a lot of your recipes. Keep it up. Thank u

  13. Mrs Bello11:05:00 AM

    Thanks for this recipe. Pls for the meat pie can I fry it as well cos I don't have an oven

    1. No you can't fry the meat pie.I will be posting how to bake without an oven this coming week, stay tuned :)

    2. mrs Bello7:27:00 PM

      Okay I'll be waiting

    3. hi dearie, it's the same method for the cake baked on a stovetop.

  14. Anonymous12:07:00 AM

    But what is da different between fish roll..Aby

  15. God bless you loads.

  16. Anonymous6:25:00 PM

    Thank you

  17. I really admire your effort to answer every question. God bless you. You are a rare gem. I was wondering if we could use the sandwich maker/ toaster for meat/fish pie. Thanks

  18. Nikky Israel6:19:00 PM

    Please kindly tell me the measurement of flour and other ingredients for 300 persons

  19. Anonymous10:48:00 AM

    Please can I bake this instead of frying?

  20. Anonymous3:08:00 PM

    Thanks Alot For The Tutorial. Pls How Can I Prepare Sharwama And Hollandia Youghurt?

  21. queenAlphonsus2:50:00 PM

    Enter your so happy and I have learnt a lot I tried making fish pie but mine was heavy after frying

  22. Anonymous5:38:00 PM

    How many grams are in one custard cup full of white flour

  23. Anonymous2:57:00 PM

    I just made fish pie now,the taste is very nice but it opened while frying. Is there something I did wrong? I followed every step of your recipe

  24. Indiana3:07:00 PM

    I followed every step of your recipe for fish pie but it opened while frying.what did I do wrong?

  25. bt wit d use of this recipe for how many days can it be preserved

  26. Anonymous8:09:00 PM

    Enter your comment...pls how do I add my baking powder. I mean measurement.

  27. treasure1:29:00 PM

    Enter your comment... how many pieces of fish pie will the measurement produce?

  28. Mustapha Abiodun12:33:00 AM

    Can I Bake The Fish Pie And Would It Taste Nice?


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