Smoked mackerel salad with beetroot & horseradish dressing

Smoked mackerel salad with beetroot & horseradish dressing

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Prep: 20 mins


Serves 6
The restaurant trick of giving the same ingredient a couple of treatments turns a simple dish into an impressive starter

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal348
  • fat31g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.31g
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  • 150g bag baby salad leaves
  • 300g/10oz pack smoked mackerel fillets, skinned and flaked


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

  • 4 tbsp horseradish cream

For the dressing

  • 3 small shallots, finely sliced into rings



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 cooked, peeled beetroot, 2 finely diced, 2 sliced into 18 slices



    A favourite in 1970's British salads (served cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a…

  • 8 tbsp olive oil
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  1. For the dressing, tip the shallots into a bowl with the vinegar, season and set aside to soften for a few mins. Mix the diced beetroot and olive oil into the shallots. The dressing can be made up to a day ahead and chilled.

  2. To serve, lightly toss the leaves with the mackerel and some of the dressing. Place 3 slices of beetroot onto each plate, pile the salad into the centre, then spoon the rest of the dressing around the outside. Spoon little blobs of horseradish around each plate and serve.

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Comments (4)

fuzzbox9's picture

Can't fault this recipe. Prepare in advance, job done and my guests were highly impressed.

jennyhw's picture

This made a lovely quick and tasty supper,with warm baby new potatoes. Will def make again.

nicolap's picture

This was a fab and easy lunch. will be making this again

janbomyers's picture

Very easy and very tasty.

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