Fillo Pastry Fish & Chips

Irish Fillo Pastry Fish and Chips | All that's Jas

This Fillo Pastry Fish & Chips recipe is sponsored by The Fillo Factory.

All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Fillo pastry wrapped fish is the new and lighter version of Irish fish & chips. Perfectly baked, tender fish complements the crunchy fillo and make a flavorful dish perfect for celebrations.

This fillo pastry fish & chips recipe is off the charts, you guys! It’s a better, lighter version of fish fry. It’s like your pub’s fish fry went to Paris and came back all sophisticated, dressed in delicate ruffles and lace, irresistible and delectable. It’s really, really good, is what I’m trying to say. Pot of gold!

 

I developed this recipe in partnership with The Fillo Factory. I’m so grateful that they trusted me because I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out. It’s safe to say, it turned out amazing! Although I cooked for just the two of us, I bought extra fish in case I ruin it and have to go with plan B (which I didn’t even have).

 

We ate the leftovers two days later and it was still delicious. You’d think the fillo pastry would’ve gotten all soggy, but it didn’t. It was a little softer than it was on day one, but it still retained the crunch. That’s what I call quality fillo!

 

In a town that is “Fighting Irish” (Go Notre Dame!), fish & chips is a hot item especially during Lent and on St. Patrick’s Day. The downtown gets crowded and temporary tents provide loud music, seas of fish & chips, and floods of beer.

 

Spring won’t arrive in our city for another month or two, but the green masses compensate for what the ground is lacking. If you don’t wear green, you’ll get pinched and if your green attire is not ND branded, you’re offending the whole city. Yeah, we’re that proud! 🍀

 

family tailgating at Notre Dame

ND game – tailgating with family

 

Sometimes it’s best to stay home and celebrate quietly and safely. I prefer a good homemade meal over bar food you have to eat next to an obnoxious drunk. You know the saying “if it’s too loud, you’re too old”? It must be true. 😔

 

We’ll have some friends over and enjoy these fillo fish parcels, beer (Melontini for me), chips, and Irish crushed green peas (salad for husband). I’ll make cherry blossoms for dessert with those extra fillo sheets. How about you? How do you celebrate St. Partick’s Day?

 

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Fillo Pastry Fish & Chips Recipe

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Irish Fillo Pastry Fish & Chips | All that's Jas

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 sheets Fillo Factory fillo pastry
  • 6 cod fillets, skin and bones removed (about 1 ½ pounds)
  • Lemon pepper seasoning
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • 8 tablespoons butter or oil
  • 6 ounces herbs & spices cream cheese spread

~ Free Tip ~

  • You can substitute cod with another white and firm fish like haddock, pollock, or halibut.
  • Mix fresh herbs (chives, dill, parsley), paprika, and garlic powder with plain cream cheese.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Rinse and pat dry cod fillets with paper towels. Season with salt, lemon pepper, and Old Bay seasoning.
  2. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Lightly brush with oil. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Meanwhile, gently place one sheet of fillo pastry on a large cutting board or working surface and lightly brush with butter or oil. Immediately top with the second sheet of fillo and brush with butter. Cover the remaining fillo to prevent drying.
  4. Lay one seasoned fillet along the narrow end of the fillo and top with about 2 tablespoons cream cheese. Fold sides of pastry over the fish and brush edges with butter. Roll fish and fillo up to form a parcel. Brush with butter. Place on prepared pan.
  5. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Bake 20-25 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.
  6. Serve on a bed of crushed peas or salad, topped with tartar sauce, and alongside ‘chips’ (French fries).

 

how to wrap fish in fillo

Crushed peas (optional)

 

Blanche 3 cups frozen peas for about 1 minute and drain them, then immediately shocking them in the ice water. Drain the peas again and pat them dry on a large towel. Toss the peas with 3 tablespoons melted butter. Using a potato masher, lightly crush the peas. Season with freshly ground black pepper.

 

Delicious fillo pastry wrapped cod fish and French Fries

Fillo pastry fish fry recipe for St. Patrick's Day

4.6 from 5 votes
St. Patrick's Day dinner recipe for fish and chips with fillo.
Fillo Pastry Fish & Chips Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Fillo pastry wrapped fish is the new and lighter version of Irish fish & chips. Delicious, tender fish complements the flaky pastry perfectly.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 6
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 12 sheets Fillo Factory fillo pastry
  • 6 cod fillets skin and bones removed (about 1 ½ pounds)
  • Lemon pepper seasoning
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • 8 tablespoons butter or oil
  • 6 ounces herbs & spices cream cheese spread
Instructions
  1. Rinse and pat dry cod fillets with paper towels. Season with salt, lemon pepper, and Old Bay seasoning.
  2. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Lightly brush with oil. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. Meanwhile, gently place one sheet of fillo pastry on a large cutting board or working surface and lightly brush with butter or oil. Immediately top with the second sheet of fillo and brush with butter. Cover the remaining fillo to prevent drying.
  4. Lay one seasoned fillet along the narrow end of the fillo and top with about 2 tablespoons cream cheese. Fold sides of pastry over the fish and brush edges with butter. Roll fish and fillo up to form a parcel. Brush with butter. Place on prepared pan.
  5. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Bake 20-25 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.

  6. Serve on a bed of crushed peas or salad, topped with tartar sauce, and alongside 'chips' (French fries).

Crushed peas (optional)
  1. Blanche 3 cups frozen peas for about 1 minute and drain them, then immediately shocking them in the ice water. Drain the peas again and pat them dry on a large towel. Toss the peas with 3 tablespoons melted butter. Using a potato masher, lightly crush the peas. Season with freshly ground black pepper.

Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~ 

  • You can substitute cod with another white and firm fish like haddock, pollock, or halibut.
  • Mix fresh herbs (chives, dill, parsley), paprika, and garlic powder with plain cream cheese.

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Lighter version of Irish fish and chips, this fillo pastry wrapped fish recipe is easy to make and delicious. It's like you found your pot of gold! The individual parcels are perfect for company and to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style. Served on a bed of crushed green peas and alongside chips (French fries). | allthatsjas.com | #fishfry #ad #fillofactory #fishandchips #seafood #fishdinner #lentmeal #fightingirish #StPatricks #phyllo #NotreDame #potofgold #recipe #deliciousfood

 

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26 Comment

  1. Reply
    Mrs Shoes
    February 23, 2018 at 11:03 am

    I asked Mr Shoes if he’d like some Irish salad with supper tonight and he said, “What now?” Then he smiled and raised his eyebrow (like the Rock, but overtop of his reading glasses). He thought I meant some new version of Irish coffee.
    I clued him in & his smile faded pretty quickly, but he said, “Sure” which is equivalent to the average person’s enthusiastic ‘YES!’ So salted peas it is.
    I guess I’ll make the fish too. 😉

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 24, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      Whoo-hoo, I got “sure” from Mr. Shoes! It’s a glorious day, LOL.

  2. Reply
    Sue Ready
    February 25, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Looks very easy to put together and I like your step by step tutorial a good Lenten Friday special

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 25, 2018 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks so much Sue!

  3. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    February 25, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    What a delicious take on the old deep fried fish and chips – I’ll have some!! So glad you’ve joined us again for the What’s for Dinner party!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 25, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      Just to switch things up a little, Helen. Thanks for stopping in!

  4. Reply
    April J Harris
    February 27, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Pinning and sharing! I love this lighter version of Fish and Chips, Jas. The Fillo pastry would be lovely! When I was a kid we always celebrated St Patrick’s Day. I’m a quarter Irish on my late Father’s side. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 28, 2018 at 7:47 am

      Thank you, April! I hope you’ll pick this dish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in honor of your father. Hugs and smiles across the miles.

  5. Reply
    Thelma Day
    February 27, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Looks delicious!. Thanks for sharing. I must try it.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 28, 2018 at 7:48 am

      Thank you, Thelma! I hope you’ll like it.

  6. Reply
    angie
    February 27, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    this looks so yummy the whole family loves fish, I believe I will have to make them this recipe thanks so much for sharing
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 28, 2018 at 7:49 am

      I’m so glad you like it, Angie! It was a winner with my family. 🙂

  7. Reply
    Honest Mum
    March 1, 2018 at 7:15 am

    Wow Jas, how innovative is that?! As a British Greek girl, I’ve never seen filo pastry used in that way. Bet it was yummy x

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 1, 2018 at 8:19 am

      Hey, Vicki! As a Bosnian American girl, I think it’s pretty dope too :D. It was beyond yummy. Hugs and smiles across the miles…

  8. Reply
    Marie | DIY Adulation
    March 3, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    This looks amazing! I never would have though of using fillo pastry to lighten up fried fish. Can’t wait to put this on the next meal plan. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 4, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      Happy you like it, Marie! It was really a special treat. 🙂

  9. Reply
    Linda S
    March 3, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    I have been adding more fish to our menu and this looks delicious. Pinning this one and will be trying it soon. Thank you!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 4, 2018 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you much, Linda! I’m sure you’ll love it. 😀

  10. Reply
    Teresa
    March 3, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Looks and sounds delicious! Thank you for linking up to Party in Your PJ’s!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 4, 2018 at 10:10 pm

      Thanks for having me, Teresa!

  11. Reply
    laura
    March 4, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    What a great idea! I love out of the box thinking!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 4, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      I appreciate it, Laura! 🙂

  12. Reply
    Miz Helen
    March 4, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    What a great tailgate party and your Fish and Chips look fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 4, 2018 at 10:17 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind comments and ratings. Hugs

  13. Reply
    Barrie Mooney
    March 9, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    What a good idea! I would never have thought- but I would try this in a minute!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 10, 2018 at 10:43 pm

      Thanks, Barrie! It surprised me how good it was. 🙂

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