Thai mackerel & sweet potato traybake served in a roasting dish

Thai mackerel & sweet potato traybake

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Serve mackerel in a traybake packed with sweet potato, red peppers and plenty of Thai flavours to make this healthy Asian-inspired supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal388
  • fat20g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre9g
  • protein22g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and roughly chopped, plus extra sliced chillies to serve
  • 4 shallots, roughly chopped
    Shallot

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled and chopped
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 lemongrass stalk
  • 1 tbsp hot smoked paprika
    Paprika

    Paprika

    pa-preek-ah

    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 2 limes, zested and juiced, plus wedges to serve
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 200g sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and sliced
  • 3 dried kaffir lime leaves
  • 4 raw mackerel fillets
    Mackerel

    Mackerel

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

  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 320g broccoli, steamed, to serve
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

Method

  1. Put the chillies, shallots, garlic cloves, ginger, lemongrass, paprika, lime zest and juice and 1 tbsp water into a small food processor and blitz to a smooth paste.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the sweet potato in a large roasting tin and toss with the oil. Add the curry paste, peppers and kaffir lime leaves and roast for 35-40 mins until the potato is tender. Heat the grill to high.

  3. Slash the mackerel skin a few times with a sharp knife. Arrange the fish over the veg, skin-side up, then grill for 4-5 mins until the skin is blistered and the flesh is cooked through.

  4. Scatter over the spring onions, coriander and extra chillies, then squeeze over the lime wedges. Serve with the steamed broccoli.

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Lauren McCarthy's picture
Lauren McCarthy
23rd Aug, 2019
1.05
Absolute disaster. Sauce burnt and sweet potatoes were still rock hard. I followed the recipe to the letter and I am a confident co so no idea what happened.
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