Leek & mackerel penne bake

Leek & mackerel penne bake

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(44 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 2
This is a super-fast, filling meal for busy midweek winter nights - it's great with smoked haddock too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition:

  • kcal925
  • fat52g
  • saturates20g
  • carbs84g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre5g
  • protein35g
  • salt2.72g
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Ingredients

  • 2 leek, trimmed, washed and sliced
    Leeks

    Leek

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    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • knob of butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 175g penne
  • 200ml pot reduced-fat crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp capers
    Capers

    Capers

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    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

  • 2 small smoked mackerel fillets, skinned and flesh flaked into large chunks
    Mackerel

    Mackerel

    Mackerel is a firm-fleshed, torpedo-shaped sea fish. Whole mackerel weigh in around 10-12oz (…

  • 25g breadcrumb

Method

  1. Fry the leeks in the butter until very soft, about 10-15 mins. Meanwhile, boil the pasta and heat the grill. When the leeks are soft, stir in the crème fraîche, capers and fish. Heat through for 1 min. Drain the pasta and stir into the sauce, season to taste, then tip everything into a small baking dish. Scatter with the crumbs and grill until golden and crisp.

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lesley595
10th Jan, 2017
5.05
Lovely midweek meal made to recipe except less pasta and a bit more mackerel due to the size of packets I had. Used lemon and parsley mackerel which gave it an extra flavour. Will make again.
rhapsodyinc
1st Nov, 2014
5.05
Used flour and milk rather than creme fraiche and added garlic and herbs de provence to the breadcrumbs. Delicious and easy.
tbird0_5
7th Aug, 2014
3.8
Lovely, quick, week day meal. Swapped the leeks for spinach, added some horseradish to the sauce and parmesan to the breadcrumbs.
ross2606
15th Apr, 2014
5.05
Very good, added sweetcorn and peas!
ehb102
11th Apr, 2013
I used green peppercorns instead of capers. It was an honest mistake, but it tasted awfully good.
little_bear
13th Mar, 2013
Love this recipe! Its so quick and easy. I added a tin of sweetcorn to get some more veg into it and also adds a bit of colour (I would image pepper would work really well too). I also added some cheese to the breadcrumbs on the top. I'm making it again for dinner tonight - can't wait!
martinso
12th Feb, 2013
5.05
A firm favourite in our house. Simple, easy and tasty.
minomac72
11th Feb, 2013
5.05
Very tasty and simple to make.
sashaknits
16th Jan, 2013
5.05
This recipe was a wonderful winter warmer on a freezing cold night, and so simple too! I omitted the capers because I don't like them and the fish is salty enough anyway. I bought peppered mackerel fillets which added some lovely extra warmth to the dish. Also added a dash of lemon juice which was lovely. My boyfriend absolutely loved this and has requested we have it again very soon! We both had a lovely portion and there's enough left for him to take to work for lunch tomorrow with a slice of bread.
dorothyd
19th Dec, 2012
3.05
\\\\\ok as a quick meal, but mackerel overpowering, didn't have capers, so subsituted with sun dried tomatoes, which did not work.

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chou-fleur
11th Jul, 2013
Is 925 calories per portion really accurate?
kirsten132
6th Sep, 2015
Made with home homemade parsley sauce instead of creme fraiche, with a little left over double cream and added some grated Parmesan on top of breadcrumbs