How to Cook Fish Fingers

Ahh… the fish finger. Delicious in a sandwich, or simply with chips and peas. These delightful little sticks of goodness are made from simple, yummy ingredients, so you know exactly what’s in your family dinners. Whether they’re in a light and crispy batter, or coated in golden breadcrumbs, Birds Eye’s got your fish finger cravings covered.

Keep reading for tips on how to cook fish fingers, and find all the inspiration you need when it comes to delicious meals the whole family will enjoy.


Are frozen fish fingers healthy?

The short answer is… absolutely! Made with 100% wild-caught fillet, fish fingers are packed full of proteins and minerals that your kids need to grow big and strong. Whether you’re serving cod, haddock or pollock, the nutritional benefits of our fish fingers are never-ending. Serve with wholegrain rice, pasta, or another carbohydrate of your choice, add your favourite vegetables and just like that, you’ve got a perfectly balanced fish dinner for all the family!

Many of our fish fingers are a great source of Omega 3, which is essential for a healthy diet. Omega 3 can help maintain blood cholesterol levels, aid the normal function of the heart and support the growth and development of your children’s bones. Be sure to have a look at our tasty Omega 3 Fish Fingers to get your Omega 3 hit!

How to Cook Fish Fingers

Believe it or not, there’s an art form to cooking the perfect fish finger from frozen. In fact, there are two ways to cook any of our tasty fish fingers at home – it’s just down to personal preference which one you go for. Our one rule, they’re best cooked fresh out the freezer!


1. How to cook fish fingers in the oven

There’s a reason this is the go-to method of cooking fish fingers. See below for instructions on how to cook fish fingers in the oven:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to the temperature stated on the packaging
  2. Place your fish fingers of choice on a baking tray, on the top shelf of the oven
  3. Turn over halfway through cooking
  4. When they’re crisp and golden, they’re ready!*


2. How to grill fish fingers

Can you grill fish fingers? Yes you can! If you fancy switching things up a bit and going for a crispier crust, here’s a step by step guide on how to grill fish fingers:

  1. Preheat your grill to a medium heat
  2. Place your fish fingers on a baking tray, directly underneath the grill
  3. Turn over occasionally
  4. Cook until crisp and golden for that ultimate crunch!*


*Remember to check the packet instruction for individual timings and temperatures. Ensure that food is cooked until piping hot. These instructions are guidelines only. Do NOT refreeze your fish fingers after defrosting.

Fish Finger Dinner Ideas

Do you spend hours wondering what to make the kids for dinner? Well fish fingers are an easy, versatile option for family dinners when you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. We’ve put together a round-up of fish finger recipes for brunch, lunch or dinner – from crispy fish finger pies to flavoursome fish finger wraps. These warm and hearty recipes are sure to tickle your children’s taste buds – and yours too!

We fish responsibly here at Birds Eye, so for protein that is good for you and our wildlife, opt for our range of delicious and nutritious fish fingers. Grilled or oven-cooked, our scrumptious orange sticks are hearty and flavoursome.