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Fishbox are obsessed with seafood and want to share this obsession with the whole country!

Eating more fish is a fab way to improve your overall health. Not only does oily fish such as Mackerel, Salmon and Trout contain Omega 3 fats which are great for the heart, eyes, and brain, but fish also contains iodine, antioxidants and B vitamins! Most shellfish are high in iron, an essential vitamin for red blood cells which transports oxygen around our bodies. Basically a fish rich diet helps to keep you healthy from top to toe!

The NHS recommends eating at least two portions of fish a week, but often people don’t know all the different ways fish can be cooked and enjoyed! Here are three of our favourite Fishbox recipes, which offer a healthy and tasty twist on some of the easy meals you’ll be making at home. You can use fish to make awesome tacos, yummy curry, or a sweet salad!

Mexican Fish Tacos

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Fajitas & Tacos are the go to meal for many a student; quick, tasty and cheap, what’s not to love?!

Why not mix it up by using some fresh fish fillets instead of chicken or beef? Not only is fish rich in Omega 3 which is great for your heart and brain, it is also a very lean source of protein, meaning it is light and low in fat. Couple this with some fresh veg and you’ve got a delicious, healthy meal which will be ready in 20 minutes.

Use a ready to go fajita or taco pack, or whip up some seasoning yourself. Whichever way you choose this meal is simple and quick.

Ingredients

  • Any white fish fillets (cod, haddock, pollock, coley)
  • Fajita seasoning
  • 2 Peppers
  • 1 Onion
  • Lettuce
  • Tortillas

If you want to create some home-made slaw:

  • Red cabbage
  • Cider Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Chipotle sauce

Extras:

  • Salsa sauce
  • Sour cream

Method

The slaw

For the homemade slaw, in a bowl, mix cabbage, add 75ml cider vinegar and 2 teaspoons of sugar cover with water and leave for a few hours to pickle. You can over make and put in a sealed box in the fridge to use throughout the week.

Before serving mix in a dollop of chipotle sauce.

The tacos

Slice your peppers and onion.

Heat up your pan with some oil (coconut oil is great).

Cook your peppers and onion until they soften.

While the veg is cooking, dust your fish fillets with fajita seasoning.

Place your fillets on the pan. After a couple of minutes turn the fillets over to allow them to cook through.

Slice up fresh lettuce to go in the wraps.

If using soft tortillas heat them in the oven or in the microwave.

Once your fish is cooked through build your fish tacos with the rest of the ingredients and enjoy!

Malaysian Monkfish Curry

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Instead of reaching for the laptop and ordering an Indian, why not try this super easy Malaysian curry recipe? This dish tastes amazing and will be ready in just 30 minutes. If you buy good quality, fresh fish you can make a big batch of this curry, saving time and money for dinner throughout the week. 

Ingredients

  • Monkfish (or you could use prawns)
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable or Rapeseed Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion Chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Crushed
  • 1 inch root ginger crushed
  • 2 dried/fresh red chillies chopped
  • 1 level tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 level teaspoons ground turmeric
  • Pinch of salt
  • Half a 200g 7oz block of creamed coconut crumbled and ½ pint of boiling water
  • OR a tin of low fat coconut milk
  • Lemon wedges
  • Fresh coriander to garnish

Method

Heat oil in a pan, add onion, garlic and ginger then add chillies, spices and salt.

Add monkfish (I put in a lot of monkfish but that’s because I have the luxury of a free supply!)

Crumble in the coconut then gradually add water. Or if using coconut milk, gradually add a tin of low fat coconut milk. Give a good stir. Simmer and stir occasionally.

Serve with fresh coriander, lemon wedges.

Serve with soft tear and share bread or prawn crackers.

If you love a bit of spice add some fresh chillies and garnish with them.

Super Scallops Salad

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Isle of Skye Scallops with black pudding and roasted apple salad

Scallops are one of the tastiest treats the sea has to offer. Due to it’s sweet, meaty texture it is a firm favourite at Fishbox HQ. As a special treat, this dish is sure to impress! It’s super easy to prepare, tastes amazing and is perfect as a light meal or starter.

Scallops are rich in protein, plus everyone knows black pudding is a superfood now!

Ingredients

  • Scallops
  • Good quality black pudding
  • Apple
  • Butter
  • Rocket
  • Lemon Juice
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

If you have received scallops in their shell, shuck them carefully with a knife. Instructions of how to shuck can be found on the Fishbox website.

Once you have the scallops ready, fry the meat in butter with lots of seasoning.

Pop your black pudding under the grill at 180C.

Peel and thinly slice apple- frying it in the butter with scallops until golden.

Remove black pudding from the grill.

Put a handful of rocket on the plate and crumble over the black pudding and add apple slices.

Put your scallops on top and squeeze lemon juice over them.

Dress with balsamic glaze.

Take your fish further!

Check out all of the benefits of eating fish in our information pages.

Visit the Fishbox website and order online, plus don't forget to get your Young Scot discount code.