Charlie's

Smoked Mackerel Salad

Fast, fiery and fully packed with fibre - a lively salad combining both our Smoked Mackerel & Smoked Peppered Mackerel Fillets with soft potatoes & crisp veg, and a fiery dressing.

Healthy & delicious dish, ideal for lunch or dinner, or as a side dish to share. This salad is packed with flavour & Omega-3s. The added touch of the mix seeds provides extra protein, fibre & vitamins. 

Ingredients:

•⁠ ⁠1 x Smoked Mackerel Fillet
• 1 x Smoked Peppered Mackerel Fillet
• 1 x beetroot, peeled & grated
• 2 x bunches watercress, washed & sprigs picked
• 250g new potatoes, washed & halved
• 3 x spring onions, chopped
• Mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, golden linseeds)
• 1 tsp sumac

For the dressing:

•⁠ ⁠2 tbsp soured cream
• 1 tsp capers, chopped
• 1 tbsp horseradish
• 1 x bunch of fresh chives, chopped
• Juice of 1 lemon
• Black pepper

The recipe

1. Cook the potatoes
Cook the new potatoes in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water for 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain well.

2. Prepare the dressing
While the potatoes are cooking, mix the soured cream with the horseradish, capers, chives & lemon juice. Season well with freshly ground black pepper (there’s no need for salt because of the richness of the smoked mackerel). Reserve some dressing to finish off the dish later.
In a frying pan over low heat, toast the mixed seeds with a teaspoon of sumac until they are lightly browned & fragrant. Set aside to cool.

3. Combine ingredients
Tip the potatoes into the soured cream mix & stir so it coats them & becomes quite runny. Mix in the watercress, and grated beetroot.

4. Assemble the salad
Tear both Smoked Mackerel fillets into big flakes. Place the mackerel flakes on top of the potatoes, sprinkle the chopped spring onions.
Add the dressing you’d reserved earlier & sprinkle the toasted seeds on top. Serve whilst still warm.

Get creative!
For added richness, add a poached egg on top of the salad. For a different texture & taste, swap out the new potatoes for couscous or quinoa. You can also try using dill instead of chives. Or if you’d like to introduce a bit more sweetness, add some roasted cherry tomatoes.

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Smokehouse products perfect for this recipe:

“ . . . The smoked mackerel is not over-smoked, and the fillets are clean tasting and meaty - super for a light lunch with salad. We will buy again and have already recommended them to others. . . ”

Teresa B - Customer