Smoked Mackerel with Brocolli, Almonds and Walnuts.
- 4 smoked mackerel fillets
- 300 gm tender stem broccoli
- 300 gm purple sprouting broccoli
- 1 red onion
- 2 tbsp capers plus 1 tbsp of caper juice
- 1 lime juice and zest
- 60 gm toasted almond flakes
- 60 gm toasted walnuts chopped
- ¼ tsp salt
Dressing 1 …A yoghurt dressing.
- 4 tbsp Natural Yoghurt
- 3-4 tbsp extra virgin Olive Oil
- 20 gm chopped fresh herbs of your choice I used coriander, dill and mint.
- Zest and juice of 1 lime
- Flaky salt and freshly ground pepper to season.
To make the dressing just combine all the ingredients together and chill until required.
Dressing 2…Apple which was our favourite…
- 50 ml apple cider vinegar
- 100 ml extra virgin olive oil
- ½ an apple peeled and finely chopped or julienned.
- 20 gm chopped fresh herbs of your choice
- ½ tbsp runny honey
- Flaky salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
Mix together the onions, capers, caper vinegar, salt and lime juice and zest set to one side to allow flavours to develop.
Make your dressing by whisking or blending ingredients together and put in the fridge until required.
Steam the prepared broccoli until tender 5-7 mins.
Skin and flake your mackerel.
When ready to serve then toss your salad ingredients and mackerel gently together with ½ your chosen dressing and ½ of the nuts.
Arrange in a serving bowl or individual plates and drizzle with the remainder of the dressing and scatter the nuts over the top.
Serve with toasted sourdough bread drizzled with some olive oil and rubbed with some roasted garlic.
We all loved the apple dressing the most as the apples give it a tart fresh flavour and cut through the oily mackerel…
Have a great weekend xxx
About Carol Taylor:
Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.
I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.
Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.
The environment is also something I am passionate about and there will be more on this on my blog this year
Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!
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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a great weekend xx