Devilled mackerel with potatoes & spinach

Devilled mackerel with potatoes & spinach

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4
A deliciously spicy way to get healthy Omega-3 fish oils into your diet

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal557
  • fat31g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein32g
  • salt1.06g
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  • 4 mackerel, cleaned, gutted and heads chopped off


    Mackerel is a firm-fleshed, torpedo-shaped sea fish. Whole mackerel weigh in around 10-12oz (…

  • 4 tbsp curry paste (we used Madras)
  • 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…

  • 800g potato, cubed



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

  • 1 onion, chopped



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

  • 250g bag spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Make a couple of slashes in both sides of the fish and rub with half the curry paste. Heat the oil in a roasting tray, then fry the potatoes and onion for about 8 mins until starting to brown.

  2. Stir the remaining curry paste into the potatoes, then sit the fish on top and roast for 20-25 mins until the fish and potatoes are cooked.

  3. Lift the fish onto plates, then place the potatoes back over a high heat. Add the spinach to the pan and cook for 3-4 mins until completely wilted. Scoop out and serve with the fish.

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7th Feb, 2018
No not for me, the paste on both the fish and potatoes tasted muddy. Thank heavens for the spinach. I will won’t be making this again.
30th Oct, 2014
really easy and good recipe to follow found it quite easy to make, im 14 and didn't have any trouble, although I did keep the potatoes in a little bit more. :) x
14th Jul, 2013
Simple and delicious. I cooked my potatoes for a little longer than suggested, but all else the same.
27th Jun, 2012
This recipe was delicious and really reasonable as we picked fresh mackerel up from Asda for £1.38 each! We used Pataks Korma paste and I squeezed loads of fresh lemon on when serving. Will definitely be cooking again.
14th Jun, 2012
Very simple, very nice.
16th Aug, 2011
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16th Jul, 2011
Loved this recipe!
9th Feb, 2011
Fabulous! We only used the curry paste on the mackerel and ignored the instruction to stir in with the potatoes which I think would have been curry paste overload! Delicious and very easy!
23rd Sep, 2010
Very tasty and easy to do. One suggestion though: if you do the potatoes and Mackerel in separate tins then the potatoes would taste less fishy.
6th Aug, 2010
Fantastic & yummy scrummy! This one's definitely on the must have more often list! Caught the mackerel last night and cooked it tonight. Tried it with a Tikka Masala paste but will be swapping this out for the Madras next time. Would also recommend the BBQ'd Mackerel with Chilli, Ginger & Lime drizzle.


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