Warm new potato & smoked mackerel salad

Warm new potato & smoked mackerel salad

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(31 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
    Horseradish root on a wooden chopping board


    hors rad-ish

    Horseradish root is larger than an ordinary radish, and has a hot, peppery flavour.


  • 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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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!!!
5th Apr, 2009
Great for a packed lunch if you leave the dressing off until you serve.
7th Mar, 2009
very nice .....
14th Nov, 2008
My daughters liked this too but did find it a little on the sour side. I think next time I might not use the lemon? Or perhaps mix the creme fraiche with a little wholegrain mustard?
28th Jul, 2008
Super easy to make, for 1, 2 or 10 people!
7th Jan, 2008
Love this one I use spinach instead of watercress and serve with crusty bread


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