Leek & mackerel penne bake

Leek & mackerel penne bake

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(43 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

    lee-k

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

  • knob of butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    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

    kay-per

    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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Comments (45)

noblespud's picture
5

When I first cooked this my children were not keen on the smoked mackerel so for my second attempt I used smoked sausage instead. This was very tasty. I left out the capers and added a teaspoon of wholegrain mustard at the end. Instead of breadcrumbs I grated cheese on top before grilling. Second and third helpings were eaten.

lizzafezza's picture
4

Very tasty and quick, great for mid week. Will make again.

katyrouth's picture
4

Really tasty (as mentioned above, ignore the somewhat beige colour!) - not sure about the breadcrumbs though, think the pasta could have gone nice and crisp on top without them, and they don't add to the taste.

littlemissmaccas's picture
5

Really enjoyed this, only down side is it didn't look that appitising as it is such a pale dish. Ignoring that the flavours were lovely. I used peppered mackerel fillits as I love pepper. Me and my boyfriend both had second helpings and I have got the left overs for lunch. I will be making this again.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
4

Very quick and easy to make. Tastes much nicer than it sounds.

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