Smoked mackerel with orange, watercress & potato salad

Smoked mackerel with orange, watercress & potato salad

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
This zesty springtime dish is perfect for lunch or a light supper

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal738
  • fat56g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre4g
  • protein29g
  • salt2.67g
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  • 1 tbsp sherry or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium potato, such as Maris Piper or Desirée, cut into cubes
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 100g bag watercress



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • 2 peppered smoked mackerel fillets, skin removed


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


  1. Whisk together the Sherry or wine vinegar, mustard and oil with some seasoning. Boil the potatoes in salted water until easily pierced with a knife, about 10 mins. Toss in a bowl with threequarters of the dressing and onion slices, then leave to cool a little.

  2. Cut the peel and pith from the orange, then cut into thick slices. Toss the watercress into the salad, then divide between 2 plates and top with the oranges, fish and the remaining dressing.

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Comments (6)

butterfly_x's picture

This was really good and very quick to make.
I made a few substitutions. I swapped the orange for grapefruit (I imagine pretty much any citrus fruit would work) and the onion for spring onions as I don't like raw onion. I also used stir fry greens (chard, spinach, red veined pak choi) and added the hot potatoes to them to wilt them a bit.

stellababe's picture

Really yummy, easy peasy would def do again, dressing is nice too. Good quick mid week meal.

lindavyg's picture

lovely combination: mackerel and orange. we loved it

janbomyers's picture


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