Go to your nearest body of water or stream and catch yourself some fish! This is cheap eating! Don't worry about "heavy metals" or other poisons, because you might agree that recession life really isn't worth living anyway…Alternatively, use the tropical fish in your fancy 1000 gallon fish tank because you can't afford the upkeep anymore.
1 fish or a handful of pet tropical fish
2 sprigs of rosemary and thyme, or herbs from your herb garden, or the forest, etc.
First, monkey around with the fish using a knife and take out the guts, scales, etc. Then, stuff the fish with the herbs, salt, and pepper. Rub some olive oil on the fish.
Put on your hot grill. A small fish should take about 5 minutes to cook. A larger one, about 6 minutes per side. A small tropical fish will take about 2 minutes. Turn once or twice to cook on both sides. The fish is done when it flakes easily, so test with a fork. Avoid overcooking.