Spiced mackerel on toast with beetroot salsa

Spiced mackerel on toast with beetroot salsa

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A tin of fish in the cupboard can make an easy supper or lunch. This dish is perfect for a speedy weekend lunch for friends

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal471
  • fat27g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre3g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.97g
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Ingredients

  • 250g pack beetroot (not in vinegar), diced

    Beetroot

    beat-root

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

  • 1 eating apple, cut into wedges then thinly sliced

    Apple

    ap-pel

    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • juice ½ lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • small bunch coriander, leaves roughly chopped

For the fish

  • 4 mackerel fillets, halved widthways

    Mackerel

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

  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 4 slices sourdough bread or ciabatta

Method

  1. Mix the beetroot, apple, onion, lemon juice, oil, cumin and coriander together, season well, then set aside while you cook the mackerel. Heat the grill to high. Put the fish onto a sheet of foil on the grill rack, sprinkle over the curry powder, drizzle with oil, then season and rub well into the fish.

  2. Grill for 4-5 mins until the skin is crisp and the fillets are cooked through; you won’t need to turn the fish over. Toast the bread in a toaster or alongside the fish under the grill, then drizzle with a little olive oil. Top with the salsa and mackerel, then pour over any pan juices and eat straight away.

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Comments (18)

ifeyinwa00's picture
5

This was delicious!! We had it with a carrot salad and chopped, juicy tomatoes and rocket with a splash of balsamic vinegar

jcb2012uk's picture
3.75

A delicious and healthy lunch. Pleased that 6 and 9 year olds enjoyed the mackerel, although they had apple in place of salsa!

emmamoss's picture

I am not a great fish lover but this was delicious, made is as part of the new BBC Healthy Eating plan today for lunch. I did not have apples so I used a pear - would definatley make again.

mariaparisi's picture

I have prepared the recipe as part of the new year healthy plan and it is delicious. I have prepared it for a packaged meal so I packed the salad individually in a container overnight and the onions and apple got sort of marinated. I used canned mackerel drained with multi grain bread and left out the curry since we already had curry last night. Overall very tasteful I will make it again.

kirstienic's picture

Wouldn't have thought of beetroot salsa, but it makes a yummy base for this.I used a tinned mackerel fillet instead of fresh (as I hadn't read the recipe through and the intro implies it's made with tinned fish) and used the oil from the tin on the toast. Really delicious, filling lunch - I will be making this again.

Char's picture

This recipe was suggested by BBC Good Food as part of their new year healthy diet plan and I have to say it tastes delicious. The simplicity of the dish makes the eating all the more enjoyable.

cawinfield's picture
5

What is fantastic about this recipe is the combination in the beetroot salsa. Make it to have with absolutely anything - make any excuse to eat it, because it's just gorgeous.

philraf9's picture

I've made this numerous times and it always tastes fantastic. The beetroot salsa is great. I toast two thick cut slices of sour dough bread

darby64's picture
3

After reading the reviews I hoped this dish would reconcile me with mackrel....it didn't, I'm afraid. I wasn't able to follow the recipe exactly, so maybe that had something to do with it, but I really didn't enjoy the fish. The salsa is truly amazing, however!

jamesbarker3000's picture

Made for a good starter, then looked more impressive than the effort taken to make it

shaym10's picture
5

quick and simple and fantastic flavours

fayethefae's picture

Sounds great, can't wait to try it!

sophiee's picture
4

Great weekend light lunch for my Mum and I. We really liked the combination. Yum.

amandasattic's picture
5

I used smoked mackerel as not a big fan of curry powder and it turned out lovely!

susanbpurple's picture
5

We tried this and even the children loved it - the next day I also used the left-over salsa with some cold turkey and that was a good match too.

jocephine's picture
5

fantastic for a light weekend lunch.

dancercro's picture
5

The most amazing combination!!

Tansyt's picture
4

I put the salsa on tinned sardines on toast for a simple and delicious lunch.

Questions (1)

kitchenwytch's picture

All of these sound lovely, just one problem for me though, I am allergic to fish of all kinds. Not a faddy thing where I don't like fish cos I do like fish, it doe's not like me !
Can you suggest an alternative for me to use instead of fish please

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