Smoked mackerel, orange & couscous salad

Smoked mackerel, orange & couscous salad

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(25 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Sliced oranges make a refreshing addition to this substantial salad - great for the lunchbox

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal456
  • fat27g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre2g
  • protein16g
  • salt1.17g
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Ingredients

  • 200g couscous - use wholemeal if you can get it
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 3 oranges, 2 peeled and thinly sliced, 1 juiced
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

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

  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    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 red onion, finely chopped
  • 100g bag watercress, roughly chopped
    Watercress

    Watercress

    wort-er-cress

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

  • 240g pack peppered mackerel fillets, flaked into large chunks
    Mackerel

    Mackerel

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

Method

  1. Pour 250ml boiling water over couscous, cover and leave 10 mins, then fluff up with a fork. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Mix orange juice, vinegar, sugar and oil with some seasoning. Mix through the couscous with remaining ingredients.

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englishgran
26th Nov, 2011
5.05
Delicious - easy, nutritious, fresh, tasty and fast.
kendrafallon
29th Jul, 2011
5.05
First time for trying smoked mackerel and I was surprised at how well the orange and mackerel worked together. Definitely one to take to work for lunch!!
raushan
5th May, 2011
5.05
Very, very nice salad - orange and mackarel work together just perfectly. A very easy mid weak meal!
scarer
20th Feb, 2011
5.05
Just had this for lunch and it was delicious. I forgot to buy couscous so used puy lentils instead cooked in a good vegetable stock and it worked brilliantly. I will definitely make it again and stick with the lentils. I didn't have red wine vinegar so used sherry vinegar instead, gorgeous. Avocado would work in this salad as well.
itsnice
18th Feb, 2011
5.05
sweet - made this for lunch. quartered the portions, used spinach instead of watercress. added sesame and sunflower seeds. Will defo be doing this again (tomorrow!)
lettucia
30th Jan, 2011
5.05
fresh, healthy, tasty, perfect
guestj
26th Jan, 2011
Served this as a starter for six.everyone loved it . The orange really works
helenlj
24th Jan, 2011
5.05
Delicious and easy to put together the night before. This was a new combination of tastes for me, and I really enjoyed it - would definitely make again.
polarmonkey
20th Jan, 2011
4.05
Forgot to rate it!
polarmonkey
20th Jan, 2011
4.05
Very tasty and quick to make, I used rocket instead of watercress and it was still lovely, I liked the peppery-ness of the the rocket in it.

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