Cooking Fish: 10 Chic Recipes For A Simple And Quick Dinner

Dean Rouseberg Author: Dean Rouseberg Time for reading: ~9 minutes Last Updated: August 08, 2022
Cooking Fish: 10 Chic Recipes For A Simple And Quick Dinner

A balanced menu should include fish several times a week - this is not only healthy, but also very tasty.

A balanced menu should include fish several times a week - this is not only healthy, but also very tasty. We have prepared a selection of original recipes for fish dishes that can be served not only on weekdays, but also on special occasions. Enjoy!

1. Smoked fish pie


Prepare a jellied shortbread pie with cold smoked fish, cream filling, tomatoes and cheese crust on top. Delicious, bright, unusual cake - a luxurious snack for everyday life and holidays.

Dough Ingredients:

180 g flour; 85 g butter; 3 art. l. water; a pinch of salt.

Filling Ingredients:

300 g of smoked fish (for example, cold-smoked pollock); 7 cherry tomatoes; a couple of sprigs of fresh dill or a few pinches of dried; 3 eggs; 150 ml cream (any fat content); 50 g of hard cheese; garlic clove.

Cooking dough. Cut cold butter into large pieces and combine with flour and salt. This is best done in a food processor, but you can grind it into crumbs with your hands. Add ice water, knead, collect the dough in a lump and refrigerate in cling film for 10 minutes. Turn on the oven to heat up to 200 degrees. Prepare the pie pan. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin (thickness 3 mm). Cover the form with dough, making the sides, cut off the excess. Pierce with a fork. Send the form with the dough to the hot oven for 12 minutes.

For the filling, clean the fish from bones, skin, break into pieces. Rinse the tomatoes, pat dry with paper towels and cut in half.

In a bowl, combine the cream, eggs, salt, pepper, garlic, passed through a press, beat with a whisk until smooth.

Remove the base from the oven and assemble the cake. Put the fish pieces on the dough first, then the tomatoes, cut down, carefully pour the cream mixture over the pie so that the ingredients do not move. Grate the cheese and mix with chopped dill, pour the pie on top.

Lower the temperature in the oven to 180 degrees, bake the cake for 30 minutes. Cool the finished fish pie, cut into slices and serve. Bon appetit!

Step-by-step recipe for making a smoked fish pie (photo) >>>

2. Fish pancakes with yogurt sauce


Oven-baked fish pancakes can be served hot with mashed potatoes, rice or vegetables, or cold as an appetizer with various sauces.

For fish pancakes you will need:

500 g fish fillet; 2 slices of white bread or a spoonful of breadcrumbs; 30 ml of warm boiled water or vegetable broth; egg; 1 st. l. flour; a small bunch of fresh parsley (or a spoonful of dried); a spoonful of lemon juice; salt, spices for fish to taste.

Yogurt Sauce Ingredients:

150 ml of natural yogurt; 1 st. l. olive oil; clove of garlic; salt, pepper to taste.

Make minced meat from fish fillet using a meat grinder or blender. You can finely chop the fish with a knife. Soak bread without crusts in water or broth. Mix crumb with minced meat. If you use crackers, then just add them to the minced meat and fill with water or broth. Add flour, egg, chopped herbs, spices, lemon juice, salt to the fish. Mix thoroughly.

Turn on the oven to 180 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the minced meat with your hand, forming pancakes. Bake for half an hour.

Mix all the ingredients for the sauce, grate the garlic on a fine grater or pass through a press.

Serve fish pancakes with sauce. Enjoy!

Step-by-step recipe for cooking fish pancakes with yogurt sauce >>>

3. Salmon casserole


This tender casserole needs red fish, potatoes, cream and dill. Cooking in the oven. Super combination!

Salmon Casserole Ingredients:

250 g salmon (fillet); 2 potatoes; 200 ml cream (any fat content); bulb; clove of garlic; 30 g butter; dill, salt, black pepper to taste; 1 tsp flour.

Clean the fish, rinse, cut into pieces. Cut the peeled potatoes into circles. Chop the onion into feathers, garlic into slices, fry in oil until soft. Combine fish, roast and potatoes in an ovenproof dish. Whisk the cream, flour, spices with a whisk, pour over the fish and potatoes. Bake for 30 minutes in the oven at 190 degrees.

Step-by-step recipe for making salmon casserole >>>

4. Trout and cabbage pie


Crispy pie with tender and juicy filling. An unexpected ingredient here is white cabbage. A sumptuous dish both cold and hot.

See how to make trout pie:

300 g puff yeast-free dough; 300 g trout fillet; 300 g of white cabbage; hard boiled egg; a small bunch of greens; 1 tsp vegetable oil; salt, pepper to taste; yolk.

Finely chop the cabbage, warm it for a couple of minutes in the microwave, cool, squeeze out the juice. Salt, pepper, mix with chopped eggs and chopped herbs. Add vegetable oil and stir.


Defrost the dough, slightly roll it into a rectangle, put the cabbage filling in the center, fish fillet skin side up on it, salt and pepper beforehand. Cut the dough on the sides into strips at an angle of 45 degrees, alternately wrap the braid on the fish. Lubricate the cake with beaten yolk and put in the oven for 30 minutes at a temperature of 180 degrees.

Step by step recipe for trout and cabbage pie >>>

5. Mini puff pastry quiches with salmon


Crispy little pies with tender fish, juicy cherry tomatoes under a cheese crust. Incredible appetizer and treat!

Dough Ingredients:

200 g flour; 100 g butter; egg; 1 tsp Sahara; 1/2 tsp salt; 1/2 tsp baking powder; 2 tbsp. l. water.

Filling Ingredients:

200 g salmon fillet; 4 tbsp. l. cooked couscous (or other cereals: buckwheat, rice, millet or quinoa); a couple of stalks of green onions or other greens; 8 cherry tomatoes.

Filling Ingredients:

2 eggs; 100 ml cream (any fat content); 100 g parmesan or dzhyugas; a pinch of thyme; pepper to taste.

Prepare the dough: beat all the ingredients with a blender, add the egg last. Gather the dough together, wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Then divide the dough into 4 parts, knead with your hands and put in molds, forming sides. Prick with a fork.

Put a layer of cereal on the bottom of each mold, it will not allow the baked dough to get wet. Then lay out the fish cut into pieces, chopped greens. For the filling, lightly beat the eggs, cream, half of the grated parmesan (50 g), thyme and pepper. Pour over the fish, top with sliced ​​cherry tomatoes. Bake the quiches at 180 degrees for 15 minutes on the lower heat, then add another half of the cheese and bake for 10 minutes on the general heat. Turn off the oven, pour all the remaining cheese on the quiches, let it melt in the hot oven. Then serve immediately.

Recipe for making mini quiches with salmon (step by step photos) >>>

6. Baked mackerel with apricots


A very unusual recipe for a delicious dish: we will bake mackerel in the oven with apricot slices and yogurt.

You will need:

mackerel (2 fillets); 4 apricots (you can canned slices); 1 tsp lemon juice; 2 tbsp. l. yogurt; 2 pinches of spices for fish (thyme, rosemary); salt, pepper to taste.

Salt the fish fillet, pepper, sprinkle with lemon juice, leave to marinate for 15 minutes. Then put the fish on a parchment-lined baking sheet, pour over the yogurt. Spread sliced ​​apricots on the fish, sprinkle with spices and put in the oven for 25 minutes at a temperature of 200 degrees.

Recipe for mackerel with apricots (with step by step photos) >>>

7. Fresh red fish sandwiches


Need something quick for a snack? Catch a simple recipe for a very beautiful treat!

Appetizer Ingredients:

8 toasts of white bread; 150 g lightly salted red fish; 100 g cream or processed cheese; 2 fresh cucumbers; half an onion; 2 tbsp. l. mayonnaise; 1 tsp lemon juice; black pepper.

Cut the crusts off the bread. Cut the washed cucumbers into thin slices with a vegetable peeler. Chop the fish and onion, mix with lemon juice, pepper, mayonnaise. Grease all the toasts on one side with cheese, lay the slices of cucumbers on the edge, cut off the ends. Turn half of the slices of bread with cucumbers over and spread with fish stuffing, cover with another slice. Wrap in cling film, refrigerate and serve. Bon appetit!

Learn how to make red fish sandwiches >>>

8. Fish skewers with tomatoes


On the grill (grill pan) or even in the oven, you can quickly cook a beautiful, healthy and incredibly tasty barbecue. Lightly marinate the fish, and then bake with tomatoes.

Ingredients for barbecue:

500 g fish fillet; 16 cherry tomatoes; clove of garlic; salt, pepper to taste; 2 tbsp. l. olive oil; 1/2 tsp Provence herbs or other spices for fish.

Soak wooden skewers in water or dry white wine (30 minutes). Cut the fillet into pieces, equal in size to tomatoes. Salt the fish, pepper, sprinkle with herbs, sprinkle with a spoonful of oil. Thread fish and tomatoes onto skewers, alternating. Bake the skewers in the oven (15 minutes at 190 degrees) or grill until golden brown. Mix the remaining spoonful of oil with the garlic passed through the press, grease the prepared hot kebabs and serve.

Step-by-step recipe for cooking fish kebab with cherry tomatoes >>>

9. Baked mackerel with lemon and tomatoes


A very bright and incredibly tasty dish for dinner for the whole family - fragrant, juicy, healthy. Bake mackerel with carrots, onions, tomatoes and lemon, serve with rice or potatoes.

Ingredients for Baked Mackerel:

2 mackerels; 2 carrots; 2 onions; 2 cloves of garlic; 4 tomatoes; lemon; 2 tbsp. l. soy sauce; 2 tbsp. l. vegetable oil; black pepper to taste.

Clean the fish, gut it, cut off the head, cut into 3 cm pieces. Peel the onion, cut into half rings. Grate carrots. Chop the garlic. Saute onion, carrot and garlic in oil until soft. Put the vegetables in a heat-resistant form covered with foil, pour over the soy sauce. Between the pieces of fish, place circles of tomatoes and lemon. Brush the fish with oil, sprinkle with pepper. Bake for 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 200 degrees.

Recipe for baked mackerel with lemon and tomatoes >>>

10. Salad of canned fish and peas


Prepare a very simple and budget salad of canned fish, peas, boiled egg and onions. Drizzle with mayonnaise and serve using a serving ring.

Salad Ingredients:

230 g or a jar of canned fish; 120 g canned green peas; bulb; 2 eggs; greens, mayonnaise, pepper to taste.

Hard boil the eggs, peel and cut into small cubes. Throw the peas into a colander. Mince the onion and scald it with boiling water, put it on a sieve. Canned food can also be thrown into a strainer to get rid of juice or oil. Mix everything in a bowl, season with pepper, mayonnaise, add chopped herbs. Serve in a bowl, on bread or with a ring.

Step-by-step fish and pea salad recipe with photo >>>

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