Best UK Fish Recipes
We’ve got a lot of ideas for the best UK fish recipes. Recipes for cod, salmon, tuna, sea bass, hake, mackerel, haddock, and much more can be found here.
Is it true that fish is good for you?
Fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids as well as vitamins D and B2 (riboflavin). Fish is a good source of calcium and phosphorus, and minerals like iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium. It is recommended that eating fish at least twice a week as part of a balanced diet.
One-pot chorizo, new potato, and haddock
One tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus a little more to serve
50g peeled and thinly sliced chorizo
450g salad or sliced fresh potatoes
4 tbsp dry sherry (or more if necessary) (or use white wine)
Two thick white fish fillets, skinless (I used sustainably caught haddock)
A fair handful of halved cherry tomatoes
20g chopped parsley bunch
Must be served with crusty bread
Heat the oil in a big covered frying pan. Add the chorizo and cook for 2 minutes, or until it begins to release its oils, before adding the potatoes and spices. Pour in 3 tablespoons sherry, cover securely, and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the potatoes are just cooked. Halfway through, move them about the pan a little.
Season the fish with salt and pepper. Re-stir, the potatoes, then add the cherry tomatoes and most chopped parsley to the pan, followed by the fish. Pour in 1 tablespoon sherry, replace the lid, and cook for 5 minutes, or until the fish is white and flaky when probed in the middle. Sprinkle a bit more parsley over the top and sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil. Serve with fresh bread right away.
Butter baked potatoes with mint
Place 750g young potatoes in the centre of a large sheet of foil on a baking tray. Season with 50g butter and salt and pepper. To construct a parcel, seal the sides of the foil together. Roast for 1 hour at 220°C/fan 200°C/gas 7. Open the bag, toss the potatoes in the butter, then serve with a massive handful of mint.
Salmon burgers that are super healthy
Try these simple oriental-style burgers if you’re looking for something lighter than potato-packed fishcakes.
Four boneless, skinless salmon fillets, chopped into bits (about 550g/1lb 4oz total)
Two tbsp red curry paste (Thai)
Grated fresh root ginger
One tablespoon soy sauce
One coriander bunch, half cut, half plucked leaves
One tsp oil (vegetable)
Serve with lemon wedges
To make the salad
Two carrots1⁄2 a cucumber or one tiny cucumberTwo tbsp balsamic vinegarOnetsp caster sugar (golden)
Combine the salmon, paste, ginger, soy, and chopped coriander in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is roughly minced. Remove from the bowl and divide it into four burgers. In a nonstick frying pan, heat the oil and fry the patties for 4-5 minutes on each side, flipping halfway through until crisp and cooked through.
Meanwhile, peel carrot and cucumber strips into a bowl with a swivel peeler. Mix with the vinegar and sugar until the sugar is dissolved, then add the coriander leaves and toss again. Serve the salad on four plates. Serve with rice and burgers.
TIP – Fish oil is a heart-healthy substitute for red meat burgers. This dish might also work well with tuna steaks.
Salmon skewers from Thailand
Combine the curry paste, ginger, soy sauce, and oil in a mixing bowl with one teaspoon of honey and seasonings. For 10 minutes, marinate the salmon chunks in the curry mixture. Cut one red pepper and one courgette into bits, then thread with the salmon onto skewers. Griddle the salmon for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through until it is cooked through.