Fish oil anyone?

Recipe: Peppered mackerel salad with butter beans


A lot of things are getting branded a superfood these days, and I was wondering if mackerel was one of them? If it isn’t, it should be. Not only is it an oily fish with healthy omega-3, it is also super delicious!

I have my Mum to thank for this recipe, (hi Mum!) not sure if she got it out of a book or made it up, but I’ve made it countless times since she took a big platter to a party once.

This is a great salad that can be knocked together in minutes, and is lovely with some crusty bread for an after-work supper. I used peppered smoked mackerel, but plain and honey roast would also work well (Better?). I imagine it would be awesome with hot-smoked salmon as well.



Recipe: Peppered mackerel salad with butter beans
Serves 2 for dinner


1 Package peppered smoked mackerel (about 3 fillets), skinned, boned and broken into chunks
1 can of butter beans in water, well drained and rinsed
couple of handfuls baby salad leaves


Whisk together all the dressing ingredients until emulsified. toss through the salad, reserving a couple of tbsp. Arrange the salad on a plate and place the mackerel on top. Mix the remaining dresing with the butter beans to coat, and spoon over the salad. Finish with more chopped parsley.


for the dressing:
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
7-8 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
handful of chopped parsley leaves


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s