Smoked mackerel & potato bake

Smoked mackerel & potato bake

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This warming, thrifty family supper takes just ten minutes to prepare. Try it with hot-smoked trout too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
559
protein
14g
carbs
34g
fat
42g
saturates
18g
fibre
3g
sugar
4g
salt
1.47g

Ingredients

  • 700g potatoes, cut into 3cm cubes
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 25g butter
  • 200g smoked mackerel
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill
  • 150ml double cream
  • 100ml fish stock
  • 2 tbsp creamed horseradish

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cook the potatoes and onion in boiling, salted water for 6-7 mins until almost tender. Drain well. Grease a 20 x 20cm baking dish with a little of the butter, then arrange the potatoes in it.
  2. Break the fish into chunky pieces, discarding any skin and bones. Tuck the pieces in and around the potatoes, then scatter over the dill. Whisk the cream, stock and horseradish together and season. Pour over the potatoes. Dot the remaining butter over the top, then bake for 20-25 mins until golden. Serve with a green salad, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2010

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kirsten132's picture

I also tried this with creme fraiche instead of cream, but it separated when cooking, maybe I cooked it too long? Had no fish stock, so keep some water back from potatoes and added a teaspoon of veg stock power. I also hate horseradish so used a teaspoon of grainy mustard. After all that it still tasted nice!!

rjolly's picture

Really lovely, added a little more stock and cream for extra sauce. Everyone in the family enjoyed it. so tasty

samt1985's picture
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Worked well and was very tasty. I would have preferred a little more sauce though

carole72's picture
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Had some smoked mackerel, but the weather was cold so didn't want a salad. This absolutely filled the bill, quick,easy,tasty, nutritious. I also used creme fraiche and we thoroughly enjoyed this dish. Will be making it again.

roanna1985's picture
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My hubby cooked this for me and it was delicious. He said it was really easy! Our 2yr old son seemed to enjoy it too. Will definitely cook again (great for a cheap dinner)

missbabyboo's picture
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First time I wasn't so keen but we tried again and boiled the potatoes longer than suggested, I also added less horse radish and at the end grilled the bake to make the potatoes crispier. Really yummy even with creme fraiche replacing the cream to make it low fat.

sophielo's picture
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Cheap, very easy to make & very tasty. I also used half fat creme fraiche instead of cream. I agree with sammarie's comment on it needing a little more sauce.

sammarie's picture
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A simple but tasty dish, I enjoyed this. I used half-fat creme fraiche instead of cream (to save calories) and it worked well. I would've liked a little more sauce, but I think this was because I used extra potatoes and didn't increase the other ingredients. I'll make it again, but will add more stock etc.

niclier's picture
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I thought this was very simple and tasty. I don't like horseradish either so I only put 1 tablespoon in, thanks Vicky. I used Sainsburys Taste the difference, might risk a little more next time as it wasn't strong.

jayeloves's picture
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My husband and I love this recipe, quick and so so tasty. I used tesco finest horseradish sauce for this and it was perfect.

vickerypokery's picture
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I thought that this dish would be sooo tasty, but the horseradish totally overpowered it - and I only used 1tbs (I do like horesradish sauce btw) My advice would be to use a mere dab to give a hint of flavour

darbydog's picture
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Really easy, and really tasty. Gone down well several times already and now have friends asking for the recipe.

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