Yum and Easy Fish Dinner – Have Time To Enjoy It

On the 6th December in my family we eat fish, tradition. Unfortunately, I don’t like fish very much and that is why I always search for recipes that use fish with not a very fishy taste, that are easy to prepare and use ingredients I love.

This year I prepared an easy dinner recipe for two to enjoy with my husband. Please try it and I would love to hear your suggestions how to better it. Enjoy!

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  • 2 white fish fillets;

  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice;

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed;

  • black pepper;

  • basil;

  • oregano;

  • salt;

  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Make the marinate: mix the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and condiments.

  2. Wash and pat dry with kitchen roll the fish fillets. Cover them with the marinate mixture and leave to stand for 15 minutes.20151206_071324-1


 3. Then fry the fish in oil for 3-5 minutes each side (You can bake the fish if you prefer)

  1. Serve with fresh salad.

I served it with a salad of mixed salad leaves, cherry tomatoes and spring onion. Mixed leaves, baby plum tomatoes, spring onion


  1. NemiraB

    Hello here. It seems that this recipe is easy to follow. What kind of fish do you prefer? Overall the fish is a good source of proteins and nutrients.
    I like your photos, everything sounds so appetizing.
    The time for preparation and making the dish is really short.
    Thanks for good ideas, happy cooking.
    All the best, Nemira.

    1. Ellie

      Hi Nemira, thank you for your comments. When preparing fish I usually use white fish or salmon, because they smell less of fish 🙂 For this recipe, I’ve used white fish fillets. The recipe is really easy to make, hope you like it.

      Have a lovely day.


  2. Darren

    I love a really nice fish dinner, and fresh fish goes so well with a nice salad. Just the photo alone here is making me very hungry. Garlic is the perfect accompaniment for fish.

    I’m liking the sound of your recipe. Unfortunately I’m not very good when it comes to cooking, so I’m hoping I can talk my beautiful wife into cooking this dish for us.

    1. Ellie

      Darren, thank you for visiting my page and for your comment.

      I think this recipe is very easy and anyone won’t have any difficulties preparing it. Try sometimes and surprise your wife with fresh, delicious, healthy dinner.

      Check out the other recipes as well, I hope you find something else to your taste.

      All the best


  3. Kris

    Hi Ellie, Oh my gosh this sounds delicious to me! Just what I need for dinner. I was just wondering, do you think this recipe would work ok if I steamed the fish? I am on a diet at the moment and steamed is always better than fried, however it does change the flavours slightly unfortunately!
    Thanks, kris

    1. Ellie

      Hi Kris. I haven’t tried this fish steamed, but you can try. Please tell me if it works.

      Steam the fish, I usually use white fish fillets because there are no bones, and use the marinade as a sauce to flavour the dish

      Wish you a yummy day.

      All the best,


  4. James

    Nice recipe. Looks really tasty! I like how you’ve made it personal by giving a bit of background about your family traditions.
    I also run a recipe website, so its cool to see that other people share the same interest as me!
    Ill be sure to come back and check out some more of your recipes later!
    Good work!

    1. Ellie

      Thank you! My aim is to present recipes that are really easy to do – either they are quick to prepare or don’t need much preparation before cooking it.

      As a mother of small children I’ve learnt that by preparing easy recipes is the only way to manage to serve something homemade at the end of the day.

      I would love to see your site as well, because I am still new at running a website and I would love to see how I can better things.

      Good luck and all the best!

  5. Sasa

    Have you tried dory fish? I find dory fish does not taste fishy or not that much. The ingredient I use to marinate my fish is soy sauce then lightly pan fried it. I like salmon fish too. it does not taste fishy for me too. I like to marinate salmon with lemon, olive oil, wrap it with cling paper and bake it in open. I will have it with some salad during my eat clean day. thanks for the recipe.

    1. Ellie

      I have never tried dory fish. It sounds interesting and I would search for it. Can I bake it and not fry it? I prefer baked meals and it is a little bit healthier.

      Salmon I like as well. I usually bake it with a topping with some hotness (chilli).

  6. Adrian Yeow

    Thanks for the sharing. The fish looks delicious to me. I lived in Asia country but I can still remember the freshness I get from the salad in Western country. Thanks for sharing your personal recipe. Your recipe seems to be able to bring out the natural taste of the fish too! I am not very good in cooking, but I like the lemon and the black pepper.

    1. Ellie

      I like experimenting with different condiment and seasoning so that to make the fish more appealing, because sometimes it just tastes like fish haha. I would love to try some more exotic fish dishes. Thank you for your comments.


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