Peppered mackerel & potato bake

Peppered mackerel & potato bake

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(27 ratings)

Ready in around 1¾ hours


Serves 4
A comforting and rich supper dish of smoked fish with potatoes and cream - serve with crisp green salad leaves

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal737
  • fat60g
  • saturates27g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein17g
  • salt1.31g
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  • 750g medium-sized waxy new potato, such as Charlotte
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

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    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 2 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 large onion, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 large peppered smoked mackerel fillets, about 250g/9oz total weight
  • 284ml carton double cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/gas 5/fan 170C. Boil the potatoes in their skins for 12-15 minutes until nearly cooked through. Drain and slice into thin discs. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion until soft and golden. Gently toss the potatoes and onion together and season with salt to taste.

  2. Put half the mixture in a shallow 1.4 litre ovenproof dish. Remove the skin and any bones from the mackerel, flake the fish and spread it out over the potatoes. Top with the remaining potatoes and pour over the cream.

  3. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake for a further 20-25 minutes, until the topping is a lovely golden brown.

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24th Nov, 2010
Simple and delicious
9th May, 2010
I loved this
6th Dec, 2009
This was a great way to use up some peppered mackerel which had been lurking in the freezer for a while. I found it a bit rich, but I had added a bit more cream than the recipe suggested as I thought it might have been a bit dry for me. However, my husband loved it and requested I make it again. I topped it with cheese as suggested previously, and next time I would probably add more onions. It is a very tasty dish, and I will definitely make it again, but alter my quantities.
6th Oct, 2009
We thoroughly enjoyed this, very tasty and will be making it again very soon
9th Jul, 2009
3rd Jul, 2009
nIce, but too rich for me.
17th May, 2009
I enjoyed this meal, but it wasn't anything special. I would have been just as happy having the peperred mackerel and boiled potatoes (which would have taken less than half the time...
15th Apr, 2009
Absolutely gorgeous.
15th Mar, 2009
Great! Followed hlnharrison's advice to lower calories and topped with cheese like topchef.
6th Jan, 2009
One of my new favourites.


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