Pan Fried Whiting with Tomato and Red Onion Salad

This Tomato and Red Onion Salad could be served with any of the other recipes. It would be particularly nice with the Spiced Haddock.

Serves 4

Cooking time:


  • 4 whiting fillets, around 175g each, skinned and boned
  • ½ tablesp. olive oil
  • A little salt and black pepper
  • A knob of butter


Tomato and Red Onion Salad

  • 200g tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tablesp. olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Bunch of chives, thinly sliced


Pea and Potato Mash

  • 1kg potatoes, peeled and freshly cooked
  • 150g frozen peas, cooked
  • 6 tablesp. milk
  • 25g butter

To Cook

Heat a little olive oil in a large frying pan.  Season the fish and add to the pan, skin side up. Fry for 3-4 minutes then turn it over.  Add a knob of butter to the pan and continue to cook the fish for another 3-4 minutes until it flakes easily with a fork.  As the butter melts spoon it over the fish.

Meanwhile combine the salad ingredients. Taste for seasoning.

Heat the milk and butter in a saucepan then combine with the cooked potatoes and peas.  Mash well. Season to taste.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the fish with the Tomato and Red Onion Salad and Pea and Potato Mash.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 41g 

Carbohydrates: 48g 

Fat: 19g 

Iron: 2mg 

Energy: 522kcal


Dubliner Cheese Quinoa Cakes


Protein-packed quinoa and grass-fed Kerrygold Irish cheese are a natural pair that will lure your entire household into the kitchen with the aromas they create together. This whole grain vegetarian dish holds its own as a main course but also makes a delightful side to lean meat, chicken or fish.

  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Kerrygold Reduced FatDubliner Cheese
  • 1 egg plus 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Dash black pepper
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 medium tomato, chopped
  • Olive oil cooking spray

Combine onion, quinoa, bell pepper, Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese, egg and egg whites, garlic and chili powder, salt and pepper in a medium mixing bowl and mix gently with a spoon or spatula. Heat a large skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Using a 1/2-cup measuring cup, measure half cup portions of the quinoa mixture and turn out into the pan, flattening each until 1/2-inch thick. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until bottom is browned and the cake is firm. Flip cakes over and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Top each serving with half the chopped avocado and tomato, dividing equally. If serving as individual cakes, top each with 1 tablespoon of chopped avocado and tomato.