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I’m a professional food stylist and currently prepping my own series of cookbooks and a cooking show. In my food catering business, Mishka La Mushka, I catered private and corporate functions and events big and small, designed food in hat boxes for the Spring Racing Carnival and created too many themed kids birthday parties to mention. But now I love food styling and sharing my fun food ideas with mums wanting to create restaurant-quality meals at home, for kids and family. So let’s get cooking!

I'm Mish Lilley, a kitchen cook, food stylist and chef prepping a series of cookbooks, a cooking show and this blog. This blog is dedicated to my love of good food styling and good food. It's a cooking site and recipe website designed to help mums and dads create restaurant-quality meals at home for their kids and family. My wide range of recipes cover:

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I managed to get my hands on some beautiful fresh snapper, which is my favourite fish with red emperor a close second. Its firm texture lends itself to many recipes and it’s probably too good to put in a pie, but this is a very special pie that the whole family will love.

You'll Need

  • 1 large snapper fillet (400g), bones and skin removed
  • 1 brown onion very finely diced
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • sea salt & freshly cracked pepper
  • 2 tbs plain flour
  • 1 tbs dijon mustard
  • 300ml milk
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry or 1 cup mashed potato
  • white truffle oil (optional)


Pre heat your oven to 200C.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over a low heat and add chopped onions. Season well with salt and pepper and saute until soft. Add the flour and cook on a low heat, stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes.
Add the mustard and gradually add the milk, whisking as you go to prevent lumps from forming. Cook and stir for another 5 minutes until you end up with a lovely thick sauce/ roux.
Dice the fish into cubes and add to the sauce, cook gently for a few minutes and stir through the peas.
Spoon into ramekins and top with puff pastry lids or mashed potato if you prefer. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. When just out of the oven drizzle with white truffle oil.