Two healthy fish recipes to get you through Christmas

I love Christmas as much as the next person but I also appreciate that overindulgence is now as much a part of the holiday as Santa Claus and Christmas trees. That’s fine for a few days but gets old quite quickly. If you’re anything like me, after a couple of days of sausage rolls and mince pies, you will yearn for something clean and healthy to refresh your palate. That’s exactly what these two healthy fish recipes deliver.

If you find yourself yearning for something simple yet healthy and tasty, try these!

Mackerel with crushed potatoes

I found this recipe online, tried it and loved it. Try it for yourself and see what you think.


800g baby potatoes

240ml Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

4 cloves garlic peeled, crushed

5 tablespoons olive oil

4 mackerel fillets with skin-on

fresh oregano

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest


Boil the potatoes until cooked and allow to drain. Meantime, add the Greek yoghurt, lemon juice and vinegar into a small bowl and season.

Add the potatoes to a bowl and crush gently. Toss with the garlic, olive oil and seasoning. Place on a tray and grill for 12 minutes.

Oil the mackerel, season and place skin side up on the potatoes. Grill until cooked, around 12 minutes or until the flesh is opaque.

Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon and the fresh oregano.

Salmon Teriyaki

This salmon teriyaki recipe is simple yet amazingly flavoursome. It only takes a few minutes to put together too.


2cm piece of fresh root ginger, finely sliced

2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced

3 tbsp. soy sauce

2 tbsp. maple syrup

1 tbsp. rice wine

Olive oil

4 salmon fillets


Add the ginger, soy sauce, maple syrup, rice wine and garlic to a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil. Mix to combine. Add the salmon to the mixture and marinate for a couple of hours.

Heat up a frying pan over a medium heat and add the salmon skin side down. Cook for 2 minutes and then pour in the remaining marinade. Cook for another minute and turn the salmon. Baste with the marinade. Cook for another 3-4 minutes or until the salmon is cooked to your taste.

Add water to the sauce if it gets too thick and pour over the salmon to serve.

If Christmas eating is getting to you, these two healthy fish recipes should help!

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