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Fish oil anyone? January 28, 2010

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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

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