7 fantastic fish recipes for busy families

From hob to table in under 30 minutes, these healthy, sustainable fish recipes will keep the whole family happy.

1. Fish fingers

Homemade fish fingers are such a family-pleasing supper. They take less than 30 minutes to make and taste just as delicious with salad and homemade wedges as they do squashed into fish finger sarnies with plenty of ketchup. Our sustainable pollock from Sole of Discretion is line-caught, fresh out of Plymouth harbour. It has the most incredible delicate taste and tender flesh – the perfect base for a crunchy coating. This is a great recipe for getting the kids involved too.

2. Tuna pasta bake

Fish pasta recipes don’t get much better than this. This tuna pasta bake is a firm family favourite, with juicy cherry tomatoes and sustainably-fished tinned tuna, a subtle kick of chilli flakes and creamy melted mozzarella to top it all off.

3. Fish parcel recipes

Fish parcel recipes are super easy to scale up and down, depending on how many you’re cooking for. This is a simple, healthy supper that requires minimal effort. It’s also one of the best ways to cook fish as all the flavourful juices aren’t able to escape. This recipe uses – a member of the cod family – so it has a similar, tender flaking texture, but feel free to swap in any other fish fillets you can get hold of.

4. Fish taco goujons

This classic Mexican dish is one that you can roll up and eat with your hands, and is guaranteed to get the whole family excited. Learn how to make your own creamy mayonnaise (or see our step-by-step guide with images) and bread your own fresh fish goujons – worlds away from anything you’ll pick up in the frozen aisle!

5. Anchovy spaghetti with lemony breadcrumbs

Okay, anchovies might be divisive, but rather than over-powering this dish, they add delicious umami flavour; anchovy-haters won’t even notice (we promise!). Ready in 15 minutes, this is an easy recipe to scale up if you’re feeding the whole family. Sprinkle the parsley breadcrumbs on top for added crunch and deliciousness.

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6. Herby trout fishcakes

These fishcakes are perfect for making in batches and popping in the freezer, as they’re already in handy portions to throw straight into the oven. Bake at 200ºC for around 30 minutes, or until piping hot through. Baking the potatoes makes all the difference in flavour for these fishcakes and the herb combination is a great match with the fantastically fresh trout. If you’re really short of time mid-week, these ready-made fishcakes are really delicious.

7. Perfect fish pie

This fish pie recipe is a thing of dreams – big chunks of freshly caught fish, a herby cream sauce and a generous layer of golden mash. Make it in advance and freeze in portions so on a busy weeknight you can throw it in the oven straight from frozen. Simply add on an extra 15 minutes to the cooking time.

Here at Farmdrop, we’re big fans of quality, sustainable fish. We believe that all the fish we eat should come from fisheries that work hard to sustain the delicate eco-balance of sea life. Which is why our fish is completely traceable, from shore to door. Find out more here.

Browse Farmdrop’s range of sustainable fish and seafood here. 

Malou Herkes

Food writer and editor, Malou is on a mission to promote good, sustainable food and how not to waste it.

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