45 best ever easy fish recipes

Our 45 easy fish recipes make cooking fish at home quick, easy and hassle-free. From fragrant Asian salmon and sea bass to classic fish and chips and easy fish pie

Baked chorizo orzo with hake

Check out our easy baked orzo with spicy chorizo and flaky hake fillets. This simple but filling one-pot is an impressive midweek meal ready in under an hour, plus it’s low in calories too.

Hake and Chorizo Recipe with Orzo

Smoked mackerel, beet and apple salad with creamy horseradish dressing

Check out our hearty smoked mackerel salad with crunchy apple and vibrant beetroot. This recipe is packed with flavour and ready in just 40 minutes – an easy midweek meal for the family.

Smoked Mackerel Salad Recipe with Beetroot and Horseradish

Spanish rice-stuffed squid

Check out our squid recipe stuffed with Spanish rice. Impress guests with this easy yet low calorie fish recipe ready in an hour.

Stuffed Squid Recipe with Spanish Rice

Thai green salmon burgers with spicy sweet potato wedges

Check out our easy salmon burgers with soft ciabatta buns, crispy sweet potato wedges and a punchy carrot and cucumber slaw. These moreish fishcakes are high in protein and ready in under an hour.

Thai Salmon Burgers with Sweet Potato Wedges

Quick-cured beetroot salmon with beetroot and apple salad

Check out our quick-cured beetroot salmon with a fresh and crunchy beetroot apple salad. This simple recipe is ready in just 20 minutes.

Cured Beetroot Salmon Recipe with Beetroot and Apple Salad

Pan-fried cod with giant beans and chard

Check out our easy pan-fried cod stew recipe with large butter beans. This quick fish recipe is low in calories and ready in 25 minutes – simple midweek meal for two.

Pan Fried Cod Recipe with Butter Beans

Panch phoron fish curry in pineapple and coconut sauce

Check out our vibrant fish curry with juicy pineapple. This easy curry dish is packed with plenty of flavour and under 500 calories per serving – a great midweek meal for four.

Fish Curry Recipe with Pineapple

Prawn caldine

Check out this quick and easy Indian curry recipe packed with juicy prawns, creamy coconut milk and crunchy green beans. This light, fragrant Indian curry originates from Goa.

Prawn Caldine Curry Recipe

Grilled Portuguese sardines

Check out these sweet and peppery crispy sardines, ready in 20 minutes. These are great on a griddle, but will also work on the BBQ when the weather warms up. Serve with a big green salad and lots of crusty bread.

Grilled Portuguese Sardines served on an oval blue plate

Buttery leek and smoked trout kedgeree

Check out our super simple kedgeree recipe with buttery leeks and smoked trout. This flavoursome dish is ready in just 30 minutes, an easy midweek meal for two.

Smoked Trout Kedgeree with Leeks on a grey oval plate served with boiled eggs sliced into quarters

Salmon tartare with pickles and cured egg yolk

Check out this vibrant salmon tartare with cured egg yolks and pickled veg. Buy fresh rather than frozen salmon fillets – the fresher, the better.

Salmon Tartare Recipe with Cured Egg Yolk and rice crackers, served on 6 get and white plates

Popcorn ceviche

Check out this quick and easy ceviche recipe with plump king prawns, punchy chilli and salty popcorn. Make this low calorie ceviche for an impressive meal with friends.

Ceviche Recipe with Popcorn

Devilled whitebait with roasted garlic mayo

Check out this easy recipe for crispy deep-fried whitebait and creamy roasted garlic mayo. This simple yet impressive spring recipe will make a perfect starter at your next dinner party.

Devilled Whitebait with Roasted Garlic Mayo

Chilli-salt salmon with chopped salad

Check out this quick and simple marinaded chilli-salt salmon. This colourful recipe is not only easy to make it’s low in calories, too.

Chilli Salmon Recipe with Chopped Salad

One-pot paprika cod and chickpeas

Check out our punchy paprika cod one-pot with juicy tomatoes. This simple tray bake is an easy, low calorie midweek meal for when you’re short on time but still want something healthy.

Cod and Chickpea One-Pot Recipe

Indian fish kofta sandwich

Upgrade your sarnie with our Indian fish sandwich with creamy raita and punchy chutney. The koftas are made with cod, ginger and spices and piled into puffy flatbreads.

Indian Kofta Recipe with Fish

Braised cuttlefish, peas and pancetta

Check out this easy yet impressive cuttlefish recipe with salty pancetta and crunchy vibrant peas, topped with a fresh and zingy gremolata. This recipe comes from Little Duck The Picklery in Dalston.

Braised Cuttlefish Recipe with Peas and Pancetta


This simple dish of fish in a creamy coconut sauce is cooked all along the coast of Ecuador and on the Galápagos Islands. The sauce is flavoured with a red spice called achiote, which is mellow in flavour but full of colour. Make this easy fish recipe for a dinner party sharing dish.

Encocado | Fish with Coconut Sauce Recipe

Chargrilled tuna with crunchy lemon bulgar salad

Make our easy tuna steak recipe with zingy lemon bulgar wheat salad. Ready in 30 minutes, this low calorie recipe is a quick midweek meal for two.

Tuna Steak Recipe with Bulgur Wheat

Scandi-style salmon with pickled potato salad

A sophisticated meal for two, this quick and easy salmon fillet with sharp and creamy potato salad is exactly what you need to lift you out of that mid-week work slump.

scandi-style salmon with pickle potato salad

Tamarind-glazed tuna with sugar snap and mango salad

Adding tamarind to tuna brings out delicious flavours in this simple but impressive dish. Serve on a a bed of sugar snap and mango salad for a healthy lunch or dinner.

tamarind tuna

Grilled fish skewers with chickpea salad

Zhoug is a punchy combo of fresh coriander, parsley, cloves and chilli. Here, it is used as a zingy marinade for grilled fish and served with a chickpea salad.

grilled fish skewers

Spicy merguez and cod tray roast 

Spicy, smoky lamb merguez gives this sauce a rich, deep flavour and combines really well with the cod. You could also use cooking chorizo for a similar result.

cod tray

Miso-glazed sea bass with ginger greens

Eating healthily doesn’t have to mean compromising on good food. This miso-glazed sea bass with ginger greens is quick and easy to make and under 300 calories

Seared tuna with ponzu dressing and coriander rice noodles

This recipe for seared tuna with ponzu dressing and coriander rice noodles is low calorie, low fat and ready in just 20 minutes

Seared tuna with ponzu dressing

Spiced grilled salmon with pea and mint mash

The best quick meal for salmon. Made with Indian tandoori paste and grilled then served with the quick and easy mushy peas – with a twist. A healthy meal for two.

Indian-spiced mackerel with heirloom tomato salad 

This recipe for Indian-spiced mackerel with heirloom tomato salad is low calorie, gluten-free and ready in just 20 minutes

Skinny fish and chips

Shallow frying the fish and baking rather than frying the chips makes our skinny fish and chips lighter so you can enjoy this delicious British takeaway classic without feeling too guilty. An easy, healthier way to enjoy a taste of British seaside!

Cheat’s fish pie

Fish pie is one of the ultimate comfort foods but can take a bit of time to make. If there’s only you, try our cheat’s version that’s ready in just 20 minutes – perfect for a midweek pick-me-up.

Sea bass with noodle salad

This quick and easy sea bass and noodle salad is ready in just 30 minutes but is packed full of flavour

Pizza bianca with smoked salmon and spring onions

We have taken inspiration for this delicious pizza bianca (without tomato) from The Priory Inn in the Cotswolds. Creamed horseradish, spring onion and smoked salmon, this pizza is piled high with fresh and delicious produce.

Seared tuna tataki

It’s easy to go into indulgent mode when entertaining, but this simple Asian dish is luxurious, super-healthy and will have your tastebuds singing. Ask your fishmonger for sashimi-grade tuna.

Thai pollock curry

This Thai pollock curry is a full of fantastic Asian flavours but is ready in under an hour, very easy to make and also comes in at under 500 calories – perfect for a midweek meal.

Linguine with tuna, lemon and dill

An seriously simple, homely pasta dish that everyone will love. Tuna is tossed together with red onion, lemon and dill and served on top of fresh linguine.

New England fried fish sandwich with tartare slaw

The New England fried fish sandwich is a staple of the US east coast – this recipe combines two classic accompaniments in one punchy tartare slaw, guaranteed to please the family.

Grilled cod with salsa rossa

This recipe for grilled cod with salsa rossa is quick and easy and under 300 calories

Celeriac and sardine toasts

This celeriac and sardine toasts recipe is quick and easy and under 300 calories – perfect for midweek

Hot-smoked salmon cakes

These hot-smoked salmon cakes are quick and easy to make, perfect for a midweek meal. You could make double and freeze some for later

Spiced mackerel fillets with shallot and lemon chickpeas

This recipe for spiced mackerel fillets with shallot and lemon chickpeas is quick and easy to make and under 500 calories

Dab with vinegar butter

This recipe for dab with vinegar butter is quick and easy to make and under 500 calories. If you can’t get hold of dab, any flat fish such a lemon sole will work

Chargrilled tuna with warm potato and bean salad

This recipe for chargrilled tuna with warm potato and bean salad is a great option midweek as it’s healthy and ready in under 30 minutes

Plaice with dill and prawns

This recipe for plaice with dill and prawns is ready in just 20 minutes and under 300 calories – perfect for a quick, healthy midweek meal for two

Skrei with smoky chorizo and clam sauce

This recipe for skrei with smoky chorizo and clam sauce makes for an easy but impressive midweek meal that’s ready in just 30 minutes

Whole sea bream cooked en papillote

Fish can be intimidating to cook but this recipe for whole sea bream cooked en papillote is really easy and looks impressive when guests open it at the table.


Grilled fish with Cretan rusk salad with tomato, oregano and feta

This recipe for grilled fish with Cretan rusk salad with tomato, oregano and feta comes from Morito in Hackney. It’s easy, ready in 30 minutes and low-cal