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Best sustainable fish recipes for Good Friday

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Evie Martin

13 Apr 2022

Need some inspiration for which fish dish to cook this Good Friday? We’ve rounded up some great sustainable seafood recipes to help you find the perfect feast for your family and friends this weekend.

Greek Baked Pollock

Greek Baked Pollock

Greek Baked Pollock

Credit: https://www.abelandcole.co.uk/recipes/greek-baked-pollock#

Try this delicious Greek Baked Pollock from Abel & Cole. As one of our partners, all of the seafood on their website is rated green or amber on our Good Fish Guide. If you’re buying pollock from elsewhere, make sure you look out for pollock with the MSC blue tick.

Whiting with MSC certification or coley from Iceland are great substitutes for this recipe if you can’t get your hands on sustainable pollock.

Baked Rainbow Trout with Lemon, Pepper and Garlic

Baked Rainbow Trout with Lemon, Black Pepper and Garlic

Baked Rainbow Trout with Lemon, Pepper and Garlic

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UK farmed rainbow trout is a great swap for salmon, it’s green rated and when you swap, you’re helping to diversify our seafood choices as a nation.

Try this Baked Rainbow Trout with Lemon, Black Pepper, and Garlic for a simple supper that will be sure to please the family.

Steamed mussels in tomato sauce

Steamed Mussels in Tomato Sauce by Nick Evans

Credit: https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/steamed_mussels_in_tomato_sauce/

Mussels are green rated on the Good Fish Guide no matter where you buy them from. They are heroes of the ocean, filtering the water and have been easily farmed by people for generations.

We love mussels so much that we created a quick video to show you how-to cook mussels. Or try these Steamed Mussels in Tomato Sauce for a great dish to introduce mussels to friends and family - the luscious tomato sauce coats everything.

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Rachel Allen’s baked Dover sole with herb butter recipe

Rachel Allen’s baked Dover sole with herb butter recipe

Rachel Allen’s baked Dover sole with herb butter recipe

Credit: https://www.lovefood.com/recipes/59628/rachel-allens-baked-dover-sole-with-herb-butter-served-with-broad-bean-and-asparagus-sala

Dover sole is an ever-popular restaurant favourite, but have you ever cooked it at home? Impress your loved ones this fish Friday with Rachel Allen’s baked Dover sole with herb butter recipe.

It’s easier to cook than you think, and you can ask your fishmonger or person behind the counter to prepare it for you.

Dover sole sustainability varies, depending on how and where it was caught. Best Choice options are from the Irish Sea, Celtic Sea North, Eastern English Channel, and Baltic Sea. Avoid Dover sole caught by beam trawls in the Western English channel.

Marinated Mackerel, Green Olive & Celery Dressing

Marinated Mackerel, Green Olive & Celery Dressing

Marinated Mackerel, Green Olive & Celery Dressing

Credit: https://www.butestseafoodie.com/post/marinated-mackerel-green-olive-celery-dressing

Great for getting ahead, try Marinated Mackerel, Green Olive & Celery Dressing. This beautiful dish is surprisingly easy to prepare the night before, and will really wow your guests. Mackerel is a Best Choice. The most sustainable option is from the southwest UK, caught using handlines.

Jools' fish pie

Jamie Oliver's 'Jools' Fish Pie'

Jools' fish pie

Credit: https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/fish-recipes/jools-fish-pie/

A round up of fish dishes wouldn’t be complete without a family classic, fish pie. We love that Jamie Oliver lists options for different fish to use in this recipe, depending on what sustainable choices you can get your hands on.

Be sure to check the Good Fish Guide for the best options and look out for suggestions for sustainable alternatives. You can also see our top 5 sustainable seafood swaps for easy ways you can make changes to be an ocean-friendly chef.

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