Student Friendly Fish

As a student when you think of eating fish, you think expensive. But things don’t have to be that way; frozen fish is a fantastic way of getting your fishy fix without breaking the bank and it couldn’t be easier. Here’s some inspiration for a quick mid-week meal.


  • Frozen Salmon Fillet (or other fish if you’d prefer)
  • Knob of butter
  • Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 tsp of water
  • 1 tsp dried/fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • good pinch of salt
  • cracked black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 200oC (180oC fan): your frozen fish may be slightly different so always check the packet first
  • Line a baking tray with foil and place your frozen fillet in the center, skin side up if it has skin
  • Place a knob of butter on top of the fillet and add the oil
  • Sprinkle on the parsley, garlic granules, salt and pepper
  • Finally, add the water
  • Bring the foil up from around the sides to form a parcel
  • Place in the oven and simply wait 25 minutes!

To Serve:

I love Salmon with Couscous. You can of course buy it from the shop but it’s much healthier and cheaper to make your own. A large bag of dried couscous will last you a good few weeks and only costs around £1.

To prepare, simply add your couscous to the bowl you want to eat out of and add boiling water until the grains are just covered. Place a plate over the bowl to trap all the steam and wait 5 minutes. Remove the plate and fluff up the couscous with a fork.

When adding the water you can also add herbs and spices to make things even more exiting, or add cooked vegetables such as peppers, onions and sweetcorn after the couscous is ready.

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Written by James Ingram, 10 months ago
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