Smoked mackerel & potato bake

Smoked mackerel & potato bake

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(26 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This warming, thrifty family supper takes just ten minutes to prepare. Try it with hot-smoked trout too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal559
  • fat42g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein14g
  • salt1.47g
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Ingredients

  • 700g potato, cut into 3cm cubes
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

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

  • 200g smoked mackerel
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill
  • 150ml double cream
  • 100ml fish stock
  • 2 tbsp creamed horseradish

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cook the potatoes and onion in boiling, salted water for 6-7 mins until almost tender. Drain well. Grease a 20 x 20cm baking dish with a little of the butter, then arrange the potatoes in it.

  2. Break the fish into chunky pieces, discarding any skin and bones. Tuck the pieces in and around the potatoes, then scatter over the dill. Whisk the cream, stock and horseradish together and season. Pour over the potatoes. Dot the remaining butter over the top, then bake for 20-25 mins until golden. Serve with a green salad, if you like.

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JungleGirl
13th Dec, 2016
5.05
Oh, just to add I omitted the horseradish as I have never been a fan ... and the dish was just divine!
JungleGirl
13th Dec, 2016
5.05
This is just GORGEOUS! A comforting, totally moreish and tasty meal. It's cheap too, and healthy with Omega 3 from the mackerel. I've made this 3 times so far, the latest being for 11 people and everyone LOVED it, and most had second helpings. My 3 year old and my 5 year old, having never had smoked fish before, asked for a little taste (it was their bedtime), and then asked for another taste with a resounding "Yum!" A meal that makes us all smile!
Catherine Earlam
18th May, 2016
Just cooked this for my 16 month old as well as my husband and myself. Went down a storm. Agree it could do with a tad more sauce but still very tasty. Love that it is genuinely simple to make and economical but still lots of good flavours. Used creme Fraiche.
fr0glet
24th Jan, 2016
2.55
I expected the ingredients to be more 'melded' - I may try it again and cut the potatoes in slice - more like potato dauphinoise with mackerel in. Although it tasted nice, for all the faff & washing up, I think I'd have enjoyed mackerel with steamed potatoes just as much. First time I'd used horseradish in cooking, I used to think I didnt like it, but I will experiment with using it with potatoes again.
drewett
1st Jan, 2016
Really tasty recipe that has become one of our family favourites. It's economical and everyone loves it plus it's so quick and easy to make. I tend to reduce potatoes slightly and add a bit more mackerel, lovely when it's spread in a larger dish so the bits on top go a bit crispy.
beefley
11th Feb, 2015
5.05
Really nice - halved ingredients for two, but still made 3/4 of the sauce after reading comments. Used 1/2 fat crème fraiche and it was fine. Also added some mushrooms which I'd microwaved for 1.5 mins first so I could drain off the liquid before throwing them in, and put some grated cheese on top too. Lovely served with some tenderstem broccoli and my husband said it was a winner too! Definitely a "do again" recipe and easy-peasy for midweek meal.
Minx1066
15th Dec, 2014
5.05
This is delicious and so easy
kirsten132
7th Aug, 2013
I also tried this with creme fraiche instead of cream, but it separated when cooking, maybe I cooked it too long? Had no fish stock, so keep some water back from potatoes and added a teaspoon of veg stock power. I also hate horseradish so used a teaspoon of grainy mustard. After all that it still tasted nice!!
rjolly
22nd Jul, 2013
Really lovely, added a little more stock and cream for extra sauce. Everyone in the family enjoyed it. so tasty
samt1985
1st Apr, 2013
4.05
Worked well and was very tasty. I would have preferred a little more sauce though

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Danhar123
10th Jan, 2016
All have been pleased with this dish. Best horseradish sauce is from Aldi. Adding anchovies or chopped coriander as a final garnish is a delicious add on.