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 .

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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..


See also  Nigerian Chicken Stew (roasted/fried chicken stew)

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Nigerian Puff puff

By Nky Lily Lete


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  1. Goody
    September 15, 2023 / 3:10 pm

    Fish pie! Wow! new recipe thanks for the information.

    November 23, 2020 / 9:13 am

    Thank you for the education. I have a few questions
    1. What’s the difference between a fish pie and a fish roll since they are prepared in the same way
    2. What would happen if the fish pie was baked like you do for meat pie?
    3. How many pies or rolls can be made with your recipe?
    4. How long can this recipe keep before it gets spoilt?
    I look forward to your reply.

    • December 8, 2020 / 8:49 am

      Hi Oladapo, I love your questions.
      1. Same snack different shape my dear
      2. It won’t be as crunchy as it should be, and the taste that frying give a snack is actually different
      but baking is also acceptable
      3. About 10 pieces depending on how big or small your cutter is
      4. Keeps in the fridge for 5 to 7 days
      Hope this helps

  3. Zainab
    July 14, 2020 / 9:43 am

    Can I add milk flavor to my fried fish pie

  4. Sonia
    September 19, 2019 / 2:51 pm

    I like to know more

  5. Mustapha Abiodun
    May 14, 2018 / 10:33 pm

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

  6. treasure
    January 30, 2018 / 12:29 pm

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

  7. Anonymous
    October 4, 2017 / 6:09 pm

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

  8. jejelowo abayomi
    August 18, 2017 / 1:51 pm

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

  9. Indiana
    June 22, 2017 / 1:07 pm

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

  10. Anonymous
    June 22, 2017 / 12:57 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

  11. Anonymous
    May 18, 2017 / 3:38 pm

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

  12. queenAlphonsus
    April 30, 2017 / 12:50 pm

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

  13. Anonymous
    March 9, 2017 / 2:08 pm

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

  14. Anonymous
    March 9, 2017 / 9:48 am

    Please can I bake this instead of frying?

  15. Unknown
    August 19, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    Is it deep frying

  16. Nikky Israel
    August 12, 2016 / 4:19 pm

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

  17. Ola
    May 17, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    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. Anonymous
    February 11, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    Thank you

  19. Unknown
    November 17, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    God bless you loads.

  20. Anonymous
    September 7, 2015 / 10:07 pm

    But what is da different between fish roll..Aby

  21. Mrs Bello
    February 28, 2015 / 10:05 am

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 1, 2015 / 6:58 pm

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

    • mrs Bello
      March 15, 2015 / 6:27 pm

      Okay I'll be waiting

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 25, 2015 / 12:28 pm

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

  22. Anonymous
    November 14, 2014 / 10:31 am

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 15, 2014 / 2:10 pm

      Thanks for bookmarking 🙂

  23. Ummu Ashraf
    October 3, 2014 / 12:45 pm

    Honestly ure a rare gem..tnx a bunchxoxoxo

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 3, 2014 / 3:06 pm

      You're welcome hun 🙂

  24. Anonymous
    October 1, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    Pls wat is one milk cup equivalent to in grammes

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 3, 2014 / 2:47 pm

      About 170g

  25. temmy
    September 14, 2014 / 12:34 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 18, 2014 / 2:50 pm

      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 

  26. Anonymous
    September 4, 2014 / 12:13 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 4, 2014 / 3:10 pm

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

    • Anonymous
      December 14, 2015 / 4:05 pm

      Which one is more better to give it more taste.

  27. Anonymous
    September 2, 2014 / 11:32 pm

    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

  28. Anonymous
    August 23, 2014 / 7:15 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 old…am sometimes confused on what to feed my three year old son…that posh mom..

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 3, 2014 / 3:00 pm

      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.

  29. Anonymous
    July 9, 2014 / 10:54 am

    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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 10, 2014 / 3:40 pm

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

  30. Anonymous
    June 16, 2014 / 5:24 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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 17, 2014 / 7:26 am

      Thanks for your lovely comment and feedback, well appreciated dearie 🙂

  31. Anonymous
    April 2, 2014 / 10:55 am

    Dnt we need sugar for it

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 5, 2014 / 10:37 pm

      No, you don't need to add sugar.

    March 27, 2014 / 9:13 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 29, 2014 / 11:38 pm

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

  33. Joy
    February 4, 2014 / 11:04 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 6, 2014 / 11:12 am

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