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10 easy student dinners

With these quick, easy and budget-friendly recipes, cooking dinner while at university has never been so simple or delicious. Forget beans on toast and rustle up a spicy curry, simple tacos or a store-cupboard pie in no time at all.

Fish finger tacos
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Fish finger tacos

The whole family will love this colourful fish taco recipe loaded with budget-friendly fish fingers, crisp salad and fiery jalapeños. Make a quick tartare sauce with mayo, gherkins, capers and parsley and serve up a healthy feast in just 20 minutes. Midweek dinner times don't come easier than this.

  1. Cook the fish fingers to pack instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeños (if using), half the lemon juice and the oil in a bowl and season.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, gherkins, capers, parsley and remaining lemon juice.
  4. Fill each taco shell with some shredded lettuce and 1 tbsp of the tomato salsa. Top with a fish finger and a little tartare sauce to serve.

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  • Ingredients
  • 12 frozen fish fingers
  • 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 50g pickled sliced jalapeños, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 150g pack crunchy taco shells
  • 1 Little Gem lettuce, shredded
  • For the tartare sauce
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped gherkins
  • 2 tsp capers, finely chopped
  • 15g flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped