We tend eat a lot of fish. It’s healthy. It tastes good. And it’s quick and easy to cook. And as a final bonus, if you buy carefully it needn’t even be expensive. Here’s an example of a fish-supper which took 25mins to make from start to finish (plus the time to heat the oven), and cost less than bangers, mash and mushy peas.

Ingredients (serves 5)

  • 5 frozen haddock fillets
  • olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried or fresh dill
  • 250g dried wholemeal spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp pesto sauce
  • 50g marscapone cheese (or plain Greek yoghurt)
  • approx 100g mixed salad leaves
  • approx 1 tbsp salad dressing


Pre-heat to oven to 180C. Place the fish on a baking tray which you’ve covered in foil and lightly sprayed with olive oil. Spray the fish with a further thin coating of oil, sprinkle on the dill and put in the oven for 20 minutes.

Toss the salad leaves in the dressing, and then boil the spaghetti as per the instruction on the packet (usually about 10-12 minutes). When it’s done, drain the pasta and stir in both the marscapone cheese (or yogurt) and pesto sauce. By now the fish should be ready and you can assemble everything on the plates and serve.