Grilled mackerel with orange, chilli & watercress salad

Grilled mackerel with orange, chilli & watercress salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins - 25 mins Cook: 4 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Packed with omega-3 and vitamin C, this salad couldn't get much healthier - or tastier

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
412
protein
30g
carbs
18g
fat
25g
saturates
5g
fibre
3g
sugar
17g
salt
0.32g

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 4 oranges
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded, finely chopped
  • 8 fresh mackerel fillets
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 120g bag watercress, spinach and rocket salad mix
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced

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Method

  1. Finely crush the peppercorns and coriander seeds together using a pestle and mortar. Grate the zest from half an orange and mix into the pepper mixture with half the chopped chilli. Lightly slash the skin of the mackerel and press the zesty, peppery mixture onto the fish. Heat the grill.
  2. For the salad, segment the oranges. First slice the top and bottom off each orange, then cut away the peel and any white pith using a small, sharp knife. Holding each orange over a bowl to catch all the juice, cut down either side of each segment to release it, then squeeze the shells to release any extra juice. Measure 4 tbsp of this juice into a small bowl and mix with the mustard, honey and remaining chilli.
  3. Grill the mackerel, skin-side up, for 4 mins or until crisp and cooked through. Meanwhile, divide the salad leaves between 4 plates and scatter with the orange segments and sliced shallot. Drizzle with the chilli orange dressing and top with the grilled mackerel.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2010

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janegatford's picture
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Fantastic salad. Especially if you bbq the mackeal. Roll on next Spring/Summer! Yummy. The orange cuts through the richness of the mackeral.

janegatford's picture
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Fantastic salad, especially when you bbq the mackeral! Roll on next spring/Summer yummy! Tho orange cuts the richness of the mackeral.

janegatford's picture
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We barbequed our fresh mackeral and it was a lovely combination with the coriander seeds n pepper crushed. The orange and honey with chilli dressing for the salad and we drizzled some on the fish too,yummy! Will do this again. I cannot imagine the recipe being very nice with cooked smoked mackeral, the flavour isnt the same at all?!

sambourton's picture
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I also used smoked fillets, and white radish instead of shallots. Very nice.

anji444's picture
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Absolutely delicious. I couldn't get fresh mackerel so I used smoked fillets.

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