Warm new potato & smoked mackerel salad

Warm new potato & smoked mackerel salad

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(26 ratings)

Cook: 30 mins


Serves 2
Make an easy, nutritious potato and smoked mackerel salad in 25 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal646
  • fat48g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein25g
  • salt2.19g
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  • 350g new potato
    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…

  • 100g crème fraîche
  • 1 tsp horseradish cream
  • juice of 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 smoked mackerel fillets (about 200g/8oz total weight), skinned and flaked
  • 85g bag watercress



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


  1. Cook the potatoes in a large pan of boiling salted water for 15-20 minutes or until tender.

  2. While the potatoes are cooking, mix the crème fraîche in a large bowl with the horseradish cream and lemon juice. Season well with freshly ground black pepper (there’s no need for salt because of the saltiness of the smoked mackerel).

  3. Drain the potatoes, halve and set aside to cool down for a few minutes. Tip into the crème fraîche mix and stir so it coats them and becomes quite runny. Now add the smoked mackerel and watercress and toss gently together. Pile on two plates and serve straight away (it’s best while still warm).

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7th Sep, 2011
love this recipe, I didn't even like smoked mackerel until having this salad - now I have made it several times!
4th Aug, 2011
Have now made this several times, easy,simple and very tasty.
9th Jan, 2011
excellent recipe. So tasty and easy to make.
22nd Aug, 2010
delicious, although even better with plum cherry tomatoes
13th Aug, 2010
Loved it! Used some mixed greens and added some cherry toms for colour. BF also very impressed.
26th Jul, 2010
nice easy lunch use whatever leaves or herbs you have to hand
12th Sep, 2009
Yummy, tasty, quick and easy!
28th Jun, 2009
Just delicious, I added baby spinich like Marcus and lemon zest like LaGirafa and it worked an absolute treat! Would be great in smaller portions as a starter too! 10/10
9th Jun, 2009
Delicious! But I do love smoked mackerel...
12th May, 2009
I made this for supper last night. I used this season's Jersey Royal potatoes and doubled the quantity of ingredients as making for four. I found when I got home that I had less potatoes than I thought, so I bulked it out with a tin of butter beans. I added lemon zest along with the juice. Absolutely delicious and healthy to boot - even got my husband eating watercress (he ususaly leaves it on the side of his plate). Everyone said they would be very happy to have it again. I can see this becoming a favourite for family meals and buffet gatherings. Scrumptious and healthy too!!!


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