Leek & mackerel penne bake

Leek & mackerel penne bake

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(44 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 2
This is a super-fast, filling meal for busy midweek winter nights - it's great with smoked haddock too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition:

  • kcal925
  • fat52g
  • saturates20g
  • carbs84g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre5g
  • protein35g
  • salt2.72g
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Ingredients

  • 2 leek, trimmed, washed and sliced
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • knob of butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 175g penne
  • 200ml pot reduced-fat crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp capers
    Capers

    Capers

    kay-per

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

  • 2 small smoked mackerel fillets, skinned and flesh flaked into large chunks
    Mackerel

    Mackerel

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

  • 25g breadcrumb

Method

  1. Fry the leeks in the butter until very soft, about 10-15 mins. Meanwhile, boil the pasta and heat the grill. When the leeks are soft, stir in the crème fraîche, capers and fish. Heat through for 1 min. Drain the pasta and stir into the sauce, season to taste, then tip everything into a small baking dish. Scatter with the crumbs and grill until golden and crisp.

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dorothyd
19th Dec, 2012
3.05
\\\\\ok as a quick meal, but mackerel overpowering, didn't have capers, so subsituted with sun dried tomatoes, which did not work.
leterroir
27th Nov, 2012
5.05
Good easy to make recipe. The kind with endless variations. I didn't have any cream so I made a rather thin (bechamel) white sauce - it worked well. I used quite a bit more leeks than stated and mixed some breadcrumbs with grated cheddar and parmesan, it was good too!
mcsquee
25th Jul, 2012
5.05
excellent! now a weekly dinner!
DurrantBun
1st Apr, 2012
4.05
Thought this was really lovely, I thought the idea of plain breadcrumbs on top seemed a bit weird so I added some parmesan
zempants
18th Feb, 2012
4.05
Lovely, added a large dollop of horseradish sauce, which added a good extra flavour.
meyers
11th Feb, 2012
5.05
This is a firm favourite in our house and tastes wonderful. I wouldn't omit anything from the recipe, it's lovely. I was a bit reticent to begin with because like some of the other comments say, 'it doesn't look like it should work,' but it does. Get involved and give it a go you'll not be disappointed.
funkasaurus
27th Jan, 2012
4.05
Cheap, quick, easy and very tasty!
karenbuk
4th Jan, 2012
5.05
Very quick and easy to make, with tasty results. Didn't have any capers so added some chopped black olives and mixed some cheddar with the bread crumbs. Very nice! Will definitely make again.
Twinklebum99
28th Dec, 2011
5.05
after looking at the ocmments, added some peas, sweetcorn and red pepper to up the veg content and make it look more apealling. REALLY tasty and made loads for the freezer. will definately be making again as so cheap and quick.
melaniejb1
12th Dec, 2011
5.05
A new midweek favourite! :) I just used cheese instead of breadcrumbs!

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