Peppered mackerel & potato bake

Peppered mackerel & potato bake

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(26 ratings)

Ready in around 1¾ hours

Easy

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

Nutrition:

  • kcal737
  • fat60g
  • saturates27g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein17g
  • salt1.31g
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Ingredients

  • 750g medium-sized waxy new potato, such as Charlotte
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    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
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    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

Method

  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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lizziebanks
28th Oct, 2008
4.05
Mmm lovely - very creamy, very tasty! Like the idea of putting cheese on top, will try that next time.
hlnharrison
9th May, 2008
5.05
We are trying to reduce the saturated fat in our diet so instead of double cream I used skimmed milk thickened with sauce flour. Really tasty and so quick and easy.
suejay74
14th Mar, 2008
Absolutely gorgeous, my kids loved it to, a real success.
jolkerr
26th Nov, 2007
5.05
So simple but tasted lovely. Only used half the cream but topped with a little cheese, delicious!

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