Mackerel with warm cauliflower & caper salad

Mackerel with warm cauliflower & caper salad

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 2
This warm, herby salad makes a refreshing change from the usual veg

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal392
  • fat27g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.86g
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Ingredients

  • 300g cauliflower, cut into florets

    Cauliflower

    coll-ee-fl-ow-ah

    A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

  • 1 lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 4 tsp caper, rinsed

    Capers

    kay-per

    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

  • ½ small bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • ½ small bunch mint, chopped

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 2 tsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 large or 4 small mackerel fillets

    Mackerel

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

Method

  1. Heat the grill and bring a pan of water to the boil. Drop the cauliflower into the water, then cook for 4-5 mins until just tender. Zest and juice half the lemon, then mix with the capers, parsley, mint, olive oil and garlic in a salad bowl. When the cauliflower is cooked, drain, then stir into the herby dressing with some seasoning while still hot.

  2. Put the mackerel on a baking tray, zest the remaining lemon half over it, season, then grill for a couple of mins on each side. Cut the lemon into wedges. Serve alongside the mackerel and cauliflower salad.

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Comments (7)

kassis's picture
5

Very nice and simple to make, enjoyed this!

catie74's picture

My 10 year old Nephew has always been a huge fan of mackerel. This went down a treat with him

gelid_girl's picture

This is super tasty, so quick and perfect to make for one as a post-gym supper. Nyom.

soko141's picture
5

Quick, simple and tasty. nice healthy dinner for a week night and doesnt take much effort to make

buona_forchetta's picture
5

great! cooked whole mackrel by wrapping it in foil and putting it in the oven at 200c for 20 minutes. then filleted it and voila' easy and yummy!

thommich's picture
4

doesn't look great, but a delicious, simple light meal.

lizzafezza's picture
4

The dressing on the cauliflower was really nice and went well with the fish.

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