Whether you’re trying to get more fish into your diet, or looking for new ways to cook it, we’ve got your back with plenty of inspiration for quick and nutritious fish recipes. We should all be aiming for two portions a week, with at least one being oily (think salmon, sardines, mackerel). And don’t forget that the tinned variety can be just as good as fresh, is great to have on hand for last-minute meals, and is easier on the wallet too.
Fish is so good for us — it’s a fantastic source of protein and typically low in fat. As an added bonus it’s also quick to cook, so is an ideal centrepiece for a speedy and healthy midweek meal. Shredded in tacos, stirred through pasta or heroed in salads and stews… there are so many tasty ways to get those nutrients. Just try to buy your fish from sustainable sources whenever possible.
Crispy salmon tacos
You can’t go wrong with this flaky Cajun-spiced salmon paired with a rainbow salsa of juicy tomatoes, soft mango, creamy avocado and zingy lime. Swap in strawberries, pineapple or grapes to mix it up. And if you have the time for an extra special touch, check out the tips on how to make your own tortillas.
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Baking trout with spring onions, fresh ginger and soy is so simple, yet really packs a flavour-packed punch. This aromatic fish dish is so good served with rice or noodles and steamed greens, and it’s on the table in under 20 minutes — a total winner!
Sicilian tuna pasta
Transport yourself to sunnier climes with this easy pasta dish. Heroing tinned tuna, it beautifully combines sweet mixed-colour cherry tomatoes and crispy capers with the soft fish. This five-ingredient recipe is a real stunner.
One-pan fabulous fish
Fluffy rice, perfectly steamed white fish and juicy cherry tomatoes are taken up a notch with the addition of green olive tapenade. Not only that, but this dish is all cooked in one-pan, meaning maximum flavour with minimal washing up!
Smoky chorizo salmon
Wonderfully simple to whip up, this is the kind of dish you can easily commit to memory. And as it’s on the table in under 20 minutes, you’ll be making this dish on the regular. The bold, smoky flavours are delicious, and the dressed tomatoes add an extra punch.
Seared sesame tuna
Miso-seared tuna, cooked until golden on the outside but blushing in the middle, with crunchy green veg, is a real treat for the taste buds. Complete with a coating of nutty sesame seeds, this vibrant, five-ingredient dish is great on its own, or served with fluffy rice.
Thai-style crispy sea bass
Cooking a whole fish is easier and quicker than you might think. This sea bass dish is cooked in 10 minutes and, rubbed with Thai red curry paste and stuffed with herbs, it couldn’t be tastier. Grate over a little lime zest and serve with lime halves for a beautiful zing.
Fishcakes are a real family favourite, and this one couldn’t be easier to rustle up. Jamie heroes tinned tuna here, which is a great source of protein and vitamin B12. And when paired with the crunchy slaw, it’ll give you two of your 5-a-day. Result!
Trout fish finger baps
Switching cod for trout in this classic dish is a great way to try something new. Plus, trout is good for you — it’s packed with omega 3 and vitamin D. It’s so easy to make the homemade tartare sauce and really takes the dish up a notch — trust us, you won’t go back!
Quickest white fish tagine
Beautiful harissa-spiced flaky fish is the star of the show here, although this dish celebrates some amazing veggies, too — sweet cherry tomatoes and vibrant asparagus also come into their own. All cooked in one pan, this is next-level food. Love it!
Mackerel is such an underrated ingredient. Here it’s fried with garlic and herbs for fish that’s beautifully crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. It’s so good with a salad of nutty quinoa and juicy mixed tomatoes, and it’s on the table in 15 minutes.
Fish in a bag
By creating a foil parcel, you not only steam the fish beautifully, but also cook in the wonderful flavours of the lemon, olives and chunky fennel. In just 15 minutes, you’ll have a flavour-packed, satisfying meal. Treat this recipe as a principle, swapping in your favourite fish and flavourings.
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