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Updated: Jan 7, 2021

Not quite ready to cut it all out and go completely vegan? Then perhaps taking the step to pescetarianism is for you. Fill your mealtimes with delicious fish & seafood whilst still making a significant positive impact on the environment and your health.

We are here to help with some delicious ideas for you to add to your basket as well as brilliant recipes for you to try courtesy of our fish favourites, The Fish Society. Check out these mouth-watering recipes and the fish to go with it!

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Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 300-400g smoked haddock, skinned

  • 300ml vegetable stock

  • 1 large potato, peeled and chopped into small chunks

  • 2 large handfuls savoy cabbage, finely shredded

  • 50g/2oz butter

  • 2 heaped tbsp Dijon mustard


STEP 1: Boil the potato chunks in the stock for 6 minutes, then add the cabbage and a knob of butter, stir, cover and simmer gently for a further 4 minutes.

STEP 2: Lay the haddock on top of the cabbage and potatoes, cover and leave to steam for 5 minutes.

STEP 3: Meanwhile, make the mustard sauce: melt the butter and whisk in the mustard with a splash of water and season.

STEP 4: When haddock is cooked, remove from pan and remove the skin carefully. keeping the fish as intact as possible. Keep warm. Mash the potato and cabbage together in the pan with the pan juices. Scoop mash onto plates, sit the haddock on top and pour over the sauce.


Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 4 hake steaks

  • 1 large onion

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • 100g (4 oz) unsalted butter

  • 85ml (3 fl oz) dry white wine

  • 1 lemon

  • ½ tsp salt plus salt and pepper to season

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 300ml (10 fl oz) fish stock


STEP 1: First make the confit by chopping-up the onion and garlic. Melt half the butter in a flameproof casserole dish and fry the onion and garlic gently until soft. Remove the rind from the lemon in thin strips and add to the casserole dish with half of the juice, the wine, one bay leaf and salt. Cover and continue to cook on a low heat on the hob for 30 minutes (or much longer) or until the mixture is very soft.

STEP 2: Preheat the oven to 230˚C / 450˚F / Gas Mark 8.

STEP 3: Add half the fish stock to the confit.

STEP 4: Place the hake steaks on top and season. Add the remaining bay leaf. Cover and bake for 17 minutes, removing the lid or foil for the final 5 minutes.

STEP 5: Gently remove the fish and keep warm.

STEP 6: Return the casserole dish to the hob, pour in the remainder of the fish stock and bring to the boil. Add the rest of the butter and, stirring constantly, reduce until the sauce thickens.

STEP 7: Suggestion - serve on a bed of spinach, with confit over and the fish on top.


Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 2 packs boquerones

  • 450g / 1 lb new potatoes

  • 150ml / 5fl oz olive oil or dressing

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 2 tsp self-raising flour

  • ½ tsp cayenne

  • 3-4 tbsp milk

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • 1 tbsp fine or chopped capers

  • 2 shallots, finely chopped

  • 4 tsp of chopped fresh herbs

  • Few green salad leaves


STEP 1: Cook potatoes, then cut into 5mm (¼ in) slices while still warm, season and mix in 1-2 tbsp of olive oil or dressing and half the lemon juice, keep warm.

STEP 2: Split the boquerones through the centre. Mix the flour with the cayenne and a pinch of salt. Dip the boquerones in the milk, then roll in the cayenne flour.

STEP 3: Either: deep fry in hot oil until very crispy

STEP 4: Or: Shallow-fry in about 5mm (¼ in) of hot (but not smoking) oil in a frying pan, and keep turning the fish until they are crispy.

STEP 5: Warm the remaining olive oil or dressing and add the capers, shallots, herbs and a squeeze of lemon juice.

STEP 6: To serve, spoon some potatoes onto each plate and top with a few green salad leaves. Spoon the dressing over and sit some fried boquerones on the top.


Ingredients (Serves 2-4)

  • 2 gilt-head fillets

  • 45ml (3 tbsp) harissa paste

  • 5ml (1 tsp) ground cumin

  • Plain flour for dusting

  • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil

  • 2 medium onions finely chopped

  • 100ml (3½ fl oz) red wine vinegar

  • 5ml (1 tsp) ground cinnamon

  • 200ml (7 fl oz) water

  • 20ml (1½ tbsp) honey

  • 15ml (1 tbsp) rosewater (many supermarkets or Amazon)

  • 60g (4oz) currants

  • 1 small handful coriander roughly chopped

  • 30ml (2 tsp) small dried edible rose petals (Waitrose or Amazon)

  • Salt and pepper


STEP 1: Taking a small bowl, mix together half the harissa paste, the cumin and a pinch of salt. Rub this mixture all over the fish fillets, cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for 2 hours.

STEP 2: Dust the fish with a little flour, shaking off any excess. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the fillets over medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side, remove from the pan on to a plate.

STEP 3: Add the remaining harissa, vinegar, cinnamon and seasoning. Pour in the water and reduce the heat. Leave to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the sauce thickens.

STEP 4: Add the honey, rosewater and currants to the pan. Continue simmering for 2 further minutes. Return the fish to the pan spooning the sauce over the fillets to warm them through. Add a little more water if the sauce thickens too much.

STEP 5: To serve: Serve warm, or at room temperature, sprinkled with the coriander and dried rose petals.


Ingredients (Serves 4-5)

  • 280g risotto rice

  • 100ml vermouth

  • 120ml dry white wine

  • 1-litre stock

  • Cooked crab meat from the shoulder

  • 1 full cooked King crab leg

  • 20 g unsalted butter

  • 50g mascarpone

  • 20g basil leaves, chopped

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • A small handful of pea shoots to garnish each plate


STEP 1: Add a layer of oil to a large saucepan on medium heat.

STEP 2: When hot, add the rice and keep stirring for 3-4 minutes.

STEP 3: Turn up the heat to medium-high, add the vermouth and boil until almost completely reduced then repeat with the wine.

STEP 4: Add 500ml of stock, reduce heat to low and leave for 10 minutes with a lid on, checking/stirring occasionally.

STEP 5: After 10 minutes begin adding a large ladle’s worth of stock every few minutes or as required.

STEP 6: Continue to cook ensuring risotto does not stick to the bottom of the pan or become over-saturated - think mushy porridge! This should take approximately another 10 minutes.

STEP 7: A few minutes before it is ready to add the crab shoulder meat to warm through then stir in the mascarpone and butter to create a rich, creamy risotto.

STEP 8: Meanwhile, warm the crab leg – I prefer to use a bamboo steamer and gently heat over a pot of boiling water.

STEP 9: Remove the risotto from heat, stir in basil and season to taste using a small amount of pepper.

STEP 10: Open crab leg outer shell using scissors being careful to keep the meat intact then cut into 1cm wide slices.

STEP 11: Spoon the risotto onto warm plates, arrange the crab slices on top and garnish with pea shoots. Pure indulgence!


Ingredients (Serves 2)


STEP 1: Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

STEP 2: Butter a dish or dishes large enough to take the soles without overlapping. Add soles, stock, wine and sherry. Cover with buttered foil and cook for 7 minutes. Remove fish and keep warm.

STEP 3: Pour the stock into a saucepan and reduce.

STEP 4: Melt half the butter and mix with breadcrumbs and most of the thyme. Season. Use this to coat the soles.

STEP 5: Brown the fish under a hot preheated grill. Remove the warm serving dish in the oven.

STEP 6: Add cream to stock, bring to boil briefly then reduce heat. Add rest of butter a little at a time, stirring until melted. Finally, add remainder of thyme.


Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 4 whole cleaned herrings

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 3 tbsp oil

  • 2 large onions, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 500g / 1lb tomatoes, peeled & sliced

  • 1 red pepper, deseeded & chopped

  • ½ tsp oregano

  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley

  • 125ml / 4 fl oz white wine

  • 185ml / 5 fl oz hot water


STEP 1: Preheat oven to 170C / 325F / Gas 3.

STEP 2: Place fish in an ovenproof casserole dish, and sprinkle with salt, pepper and lemon juice.

STEP 3: Heat oil in a pan, add onions and garlic, sauté until soft. Add tomatoes and red pepper and stir for 4-5 mins; add remaining ingredients and season.

STEP 4: Bring to the boil and cook gently for 5 mins.

STEP 5: Pour mixture over the fish, cover and place in preheated oven for 30 mins.


Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 4 large skinned lemon sole fillets

  • 100g/4 oz unsalted butter

  • 150g/6 oz mushrooms, sliced

  • 50g plain flour

  • 6 tbsp single cream

  • Salt & Pepper

  • Juice of half a lemon

  • Lemon wedges and chopped parsley to garnish


STEP 1: Cut sole fillets into strips, then roll them in seasoned flour and fry gently in 50g/2 oz of butter until golden.

STEP 2: Melt the remaining butter in a small pan and cook the sliced mushrooms until they are soft, stir in 3 tbsp of cream and cook until reduced.

STEP 3: Add salt & pepper to taste and the remaining cream.

STEP 4: Put the fish on a serving dish, squeeze over the lemon juice, pour on the mushroom sauce and garnish. Serve with either fresh vegetables or a well-seasoned salad.


Ingredients (Serves 6)

  • 6 x 170g rock lobster tails

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper

  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 4 flozs olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Vegetables:

  • 1 x red pepper thinly sliced

  • 1x Green Pepper thinly sliced

  • 150g mange tout

  • 150g baby courgettes

  • 150g mushrooms

  • 150g baby sweetcorn

  • 2x cloves garlic crushed

  • 1 tbsp basil (chopped)

  • 1 tbsp parsley (chopped)

  • 4 floz olive oil


STEP 1: Lay rock lobster tails upside down and split lengthwise with a heavy, sharp knife.

STEP 2: Mix seasonings with oil and lemon juice and brush over the meat side of the tail.

STEP 3: Pre-heat grill. Place tails shell side up and grill 5 – 6 minutes

STEP 4: Turn lobster tails over and brush meat side with remaining marinade, grill for 6 minutes

STEP 5: Meanwhile stir fry the vegetables in olive oil with herbs and garlic for about 4 minutes

STEP 6: Lobster is done when it is opaque and firm to the touch.

STEP 7: Serve lobster tails on a bed of stir-fried vegetables.


Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 4 mackerel fillets

  • 75g / 3 oz unsalted butter

  • 150g / 6 oz gooseberries

  • 50g / 2 oz caster sugar

  • pinch of nutmeg

  • salt and pepper


STEP 1: First make the sauce by washing, topping and tailing the gooseberries. Tip these into a pan with enough water to cover and bring to the boil. Simmer until soft. Then drain and sieve or put in a blender until smooth.

STEP 2: Meanwhile, use some of the butter to lightly grease an ovenproof dish. Lay the mackerel inside skin side down and dot with the remaining portion of this butter. Preheat the oven to 180˚C / 350˚F / Gas Mark 4. Cover the fish with foil and bake for about 15 minutes. Keep warm.

STEP 3: Meanwhile return the puree to the pan, adding the sugar, nutmeg and the final 25g (1oz) of butter. Reheat gently, beating the sauce to keep it smooth.

STEP 4: Serve the fish on warmed plates and pour the hot sauce on the top, or to the side.


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