Mackerel with warm cauliflower & caper salad

Mackerel with warm cauliflower & caper salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
This warm, herby salad makes a refreshing change from the usual veg

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal392
  • fat27g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.86g


  • 300g cauliflower, cut into florets



    A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

  • 1 lemon



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

  • 4 tsp capers, rinsed
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • ½ small bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • ½ small bunch mint, chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 2 tsp 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 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 large or 4 small mackerel fillets


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


  1. Heat the grill and bring a pan of water to the boil. Drop the cauliflower into the water, then cook for 4-5 mins until just tender. Zest and juice half the lemon, then mix with the capers, parsley, mint, olive oil and garlic in a salad bowl. When the cauliflower is cooked, drain, then stir into the herby dressing with some seasoning while still hot.

  2. Put the mackerel on a baking tray, zest the remaining lemon half over it, season, then grill for a couple of mins on each side. Cut the lemon into wedges. Serve alongside the mackerel and cauliflower salad.

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evelynrosew's picture
4th Feb, 2019
Nice, quick dish. I added new potatoes, but it was the cauliflower that soaked up the dressing best. Next time, I'll skip the new potatoes and throw in broccoli and peas.
Brian 44
14th Sep, 2017
So simple yet so delicious
26th May, 2016
Very nice and simple to make, enjoyed this!
8th Jul, 2015
My 10 year old Nephew has always been a huge fan of mackerel. This went down a treat with him
27th May, 2015
This is super tasty, so quick and perfect to make for one as a post-gym supper. Nyom.
30th Apr, 2014
Quick, simple and tasty. nice healthy dinner for a week night and doesnt take much effort to make
22nd Aug, 2010
great! cooked whole mackrel by wrapping it in foil and putting it in the oven at 200c for 20 minutes. then filleted it and voila' easy and yummy!
3rd Jun, 2009
doesn't look great, but a delicious, simple light meal.
4th Feb, 2009
The dressing on the cauliflower was really nice and went well with the fish.
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