Mexican Salmon Belly Quesadillas

Mexican Salmon Belly Quesadillas

I had the pleasure of designing 3 low cost meals for Caroline on tonight’s show Shop Smart Save Money.

Luckily, as the children and Caroline are not fussy eaters (phew !) It gave me a wider option of dishes that I could put together for The family. We also had to incorporate some of her kitchen cupboard items as this would cut costs down for her, use up some of her stash that she forgot she had and help with zero waste !

Mexican Salmon Belly Quesadillas

Some hugeeeee benefits came out of this particular show, the first being Caroline was reacquainted with her secret Super market in her kitchen Cupboards, Some super quick and delicious meals were soaked up by her and most importantly both mine and the Twins saving advice has been taken on board making her become more Food savvy for the future.

Mexican Salmon Belly Quesadillas

Did you know that Salmon belly is probably the tastiest and cheapest part of the fish that you can get, and its only ever available at Fish mongers. It’s full of omega 3 and full on taste,  so for me personally this really is carries a huge recommendation !

Lenny’s at Stevenage Market was ruddy fab at telling you what goes with what, is extremely reasonable with his prices and can provide you with nice cuts that are not available in the supermarkets, so its down to us to support our Local traders and keep them going !


You will need….

1 fish fillet skinned

2 tomatoes grated

1 finely diced red pepper

1 finely diced onion

1 crushed garlic clove

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cumin

Juice of 1/2 lime.


Salt & Pepper.



In a pan, fry the onion in some oil and then add the pepper and garlic, fry for 2 minutes and then add the grated tomatoes and spices, mix well then add the fish and cover.

Let it cook for 10 minutes, remove from heat and flake the fish. Add salt and lime until for your desired taste and leave to cool.

In a large pan, heat up some oil. Build a quesadilla by putting some mozzarella and fish mix on top of a tortilla and then adding another tortilla on top of the mix.

Fry this over a low heat. When the mozzarella is melting and holding everything in place, turn it over to cook on the other side. You’re looking for a golden tortilla with a moist centre.

 Enjoy XXX