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Warm Mackerel and Potato Salad

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  • Mackerel Fillets – 4, about 150 gms each
  • Black Pepper – 1 tsp, coarsely ground
  • Lemon – 1 small, finely pared rind and juice
  • Virgin Olive Oil – 1 tblsp
  • New Potatoes – 500 gms, sliced
  • Spring Onions – 4, thinly sliced
  • Rocket Leaves – 25 gms
  • Fresh Dill Sprigs – to garnish

For the Dressing:

  • Virgin Olive Oil – 5 tblsp
  • White Wine Vinegar – 2 tblsp
  • Dijon Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Pinch of Sugar
  • Fresh Dill – 1 tblsp, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Make 3 to 4 diagonal slashes in the skin of each mackerel fillet.
  2. Mix together the coarsely ground pepper, lemon juice, lemon rind and oil and pour over the fillets.
  3. Cover and leave to marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat the grill to high.
  5. Cook the mackerel fillets under the grill for 7 to 8 minutes, turning once, until just cooked through.
  6. Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold water.
  7. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork.
  8. To make the dressing, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, mustard and sugar together in a bowl until well blended.
  9. Stir in the dill and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  10. Drain the potatoes and mix gently with the spring onions and half the dressing.
  11. Arrange on serving plates and scatter over the rocket leaves.
  12. Top each salad with a hot mackerel fillet and drizzle over the rest of the dressing.
  13. Garnish with fresh dill sprigs and serve.

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