Peppered mackerel, new potato & watercress salad

Peppered mackerel, new potato & watercress salad

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 6
Mackerel is fantastic for you and this main-meal salad couldn't be simpler to prepare

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal286
  • fat18g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.52g
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  • 750g baby new potatoes, larger ones halved
    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…

  • 5 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • small bunch chives, snipped
  • 100g bag watercress



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

  • 270g pack peppered mackerel fillets


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


  1. Cook the potatoes in plenty of boiling salted water until tender, about 15 mins. Drain and allow to cool for 10 mins. Make the dressing by mixing the mayo with most of the chives.

  2. Scatter half the watercress across a big platter or plate, chop the rest roughly and mix with half of the mackerel, the potatoes and mayo. Toss so that everything is covered in the dressing.

  3. Pile the mackerel-potato mix on top of the watercress, then top with the rest of the mackerel and chives.

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22nd Feb, 2013
13th Nov, 2012
Simple, delicious and tasty. I loosen the mayo with a little natural yoghurt and sometimes add a dollop of horseradish sauce as well.
1st Sep, 2012
absolutly fab recipe which I've made over and over again even the children loved it the only thing i did change though was to add some horseraddish sauce to the potato salad.
22nd Apr, 2012
Delicious! Really simple to make and full of flavour. I added finely chopped red pepper on top for some colour and crunch.
4th Feb, 2012
Delicious! And easy. Took leftovers to work the next day for lunch.
20th Jun, 2011
Super quick and easy and utterly delicious. A firm favourite now!
16th May, 2011
A great weekend lunch - quick to make despite the instructions seeming a bit fiddly. I didn't have any chives so used spring onions instead and made a bit more of the dressing by thinning down the mayo with a dash of lemon juice and water. Served with oatmeal bread and a tomato salad - definitely one to make again.
12th May, 2011
Delicious, went back for seconds, and thirds!!! Didn't get too soggy when left in the fridge overnight too.
10th May, 2011
This was so good! A huge amount of flavour for hardly any ingredients and so easy to do. We had it as a light dinner but would make a great alternative to potato salad at a picnic too.
30th Apr, 2011
Absolutly wonderful. Would eat many times over.
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