We have gathered our best fish dishes for Easter celebrations, some the perfect accompaniment to a roast spread and others a lighter lunch if you’d prefer to save room for more chocolate. From traditional bakes to flavourful barbecued bream and sizzling sea bass, we have provided options to satisfy everyone.


Easter is a time of tradition and celebration. For inspiration on classic roast dinners, check out our lamb, chicken, beef and pork recipes. For more seafood inspiration, check out our fish recipes. If you’d like to find the best wines to pair with your spread, check out our guide on the best wines to pair with seafood.

1. Whole baked fish with watercress & chilli salsa

Whole baked fish on a platter with tomatoes and potatoes, next to a green salsa in a bowl

This whole baked fish with watercress & chilli salsa is a fantastic Easter main. The spring flavours from the new potatoes and cherry tomatoes are brought to life by the kick from the salsa.

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2. Super healthy salmon burgers

Salmon burger next to rice, lemon wedge and some cucumber and carrot

If you're after something a bit lighter than potato-packed fishcakes, try these simple salmon burgers with ginger, soy sauce and coriander. Not only are they full of flavour, but they’re keto-friendly and high in protein. They are also freezable, making them a fantastic make-ahead main for a fuss-free Easter Sunday.

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3. Barbecued fish with lemon & rosemary

Barbecued fish next to potatoes, green beans and a lemon. Topped with a red sauce

This barbecued fish with lemon & rosemary can be on the table in under 30 minutes. If you’re a seafood lover, it’s worth investing in a fish cage, which makes barbecuing much easier. However, if you don’t own one, just salt your fish or cook it over some lemon.

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4. Fish gratin with vegetables & prawns (Gratíneraður fiskur með grænmeti og rækjum)

Fish gratin in a dish with some missing and a dirty spoon

This Icelandic-inspired fish gratin makes a tremendous comforting main. It is hearty and filling and is packed with vegetables, rice, white fish and prawns. It also pairs perfectly with a salad, such as our spring salad with watercress dressing.

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5. Slow-roasted salmon with potato salad & dill & mustard mayonnaise

Roasted salmon on a large serving plate covered in lemon rounds

Feed a crowd of up to 10 with this slow-roasted salmon served with a dill and mustard mayonnaise. Enjoy with new potatoes coated in lemon, Dijon mustard and olive oil.

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6. Jamaican beer grilled fish

Two whole fish in a baking tray with lemon and spices

John Torode's marinade of beer, paprika and onion powder is put to best use on sustainable snapper or bream. Pair with the ultimate roast potatoes or some delicious rice & peas.

7. One-pan watercress-stuffed salmon with parmesan new potatoes

Butterflied salmon in a baking tray surrounded by new potatoes and a green sauce in a bowl

This delicious dish makes the perfect light lunch or dinner – the salmon has been butterflied to let the tasty watercress sauce run through each slice, ensuring succulent fish.

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8. Grilled mackerel with escalivada & toasts

Two toasts topped with aubergine, peppers and mackerel fillets with a lemon wedge in between

Escalivada is a punchy make-ahead Spanish dish of grilled peppers, aubergines and onions. It complements marinated mackerel beautifully, which you grill or barbecue for 5 minutes. This recipe serves four people but can be easily doubled if feeding an Easter crowd.

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9. Baked sea bass with lemon caper dressing

Baked sea bass with lemon dressing next to spinach and potatoes

This baked sea bass with lemon caper dressing is an elegant main for impressing guests. It’s super simple, taking only two steps and 20 minutes and is gluten free.

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10. Crispy cod & kiev butter

hree pieces of crispy cod & kiev butter on a serving plate

This crispy cod & kiev butter is a great make-ahead main for Easter as the fish must be left in the batter for at least 2-3 hours, so they can be prepared the night before and only need to be cooked in the oven for 10 minutes. Pair with our chunky oven chips and smashed minted peas. For a single serving also check out our Sole fish fingers with smoked eel tartare sauce recipe.

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11. Barbecued bream with spring onions, lemon & chilli

Barbecued bream with spring onions, lemon & chilli served on an oval dish

Prepare lunch outdoors on the barbecue so you can be involved in the fun of the children’s Easter egg hunt. This barbecued bream is full of flavour from the lemon, garlic and chilli. Make sure to flake the fish on a plate to avoid bones.

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12. Coriander salmon with curried quinoa & pomegranate

A salmon and green bean dish in a green bowl

This coriander salmon with curried quinoa & pomegranate is a tremendous healthy main for Easter. It’s full of omega-3 fatty acids from the fish and all-important fibre. Plus, the pomegranate seeds give both a pop of colour and sweetness.

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13. Smoked haddock & leek risotto

Smoked haddock & leek risotto

This smoked haddock & leek risotto has all the comforting creaminess of a risotto without the tedious stirring. After cooking the leeks for five minutes, add rice and stir for another two, add milk and stock, wait for it to bubble, add haddock and pop in the oven for 18 minutes.

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14. Easy fish pie recipe

Fish pie topped with a layer of mash

Fish pie is a great family favourite. Follow along with our helpful video tutorial, suitable for beginners and seasoned pros alike. It is also freezable, so you can make it ahead or make sure that none of it goes to waste.

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15. Sea bass with sizzled ginger, chilli & spring onions

Sea bass fillets with sizzled ginger, chilli & spring onions on a black plate

For a sophisticated, healthy and speedy main for your Easter spread, fry sea bass fillets with ginger, garlic, chilli and spring onions. It pairs perfectly with side dishes like stir-fried garlic green beans.


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