Smoked Mackerel and Roasted Beetroot Salad, 47p a serving

Jul 30, 2013 | 0 comments


This is the 3rd post in a series of 4 exploring what to make with a pack of mackerel fillets

If, like me, you bought a pack of 2 smoked mackerel fillets, and there are 2 of you to feed, you will still have a whole fillet left. So what are we going to use the second fillet for?

How about this recipe for Smoked Mackerel & Roasted Beetroot Salad

mackerel and beetroot salad

you will need

  • half of 1 fillet of smoked mackerel £2.03 for 2 fillets, 50p
  • half a 500g pk of cooked beetroot, 44p/500g  22p
  • 1 tbslp oil, £1.25/1litre, 2p
  • black pepper
  • half tin potatoes, or about 200g, 14p/tin, 7p
  • dressing
  • 3 tblsp oil £1.25/1litre, 6p
  • 1 tblsp lemon juice 30p/100ml  4.5p
  • dash of horseradish if you have it or
  • tsp grainy mustard 58p/185g, 1.5p
  • salt and pepper
  1. toss the beetroot in 1 tblsp oil, salt and pepper and roast them in a medium oven for 20 minutes or so.
  2. drain the potatoes, use half the tin and put the rest aside for another day. Halve the potatoes if they are large ones
  3. remove the mackerel skin and flake the flesh with a fork
  4. make the dressing by whisking all the ingredients together until they emulsify
  5. toss the roasted beetroot with the potatoes, mackerel and dressing
  6. serve with salady vegetables if you have any, or maybe a pitta or some rice

Serves 2

if you have any fresh herbs, you could fine chop some parsley and stir through, or maybe put a sprig of rosemary in with the beetroot while it is roasting

per serving 496 calories, 11g protein, 39g fat, 27g carb

this salad would also work as a jkt potato topping (leave out the potatoes in the salad), or (chopped up a bit more) in a sandwich or as a pitta filling

If you want fewer calories or fat, just cut down on the amount of dressing

This is what I did with the other 3 half fillets

Half fillet one – Mackerel pate and crudites
Half fillet two – Mackerel pate and pasta
Half fillet three – Smoked mackerel and roasted beetroot salad -this post
Half fillet four – Mackerel kedgeree





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