1、Smoked mackerel & beetroot toast topper

A slice of toasted bread makes for a satisfying supper when topped with fish, herby soured cream and sweet beetroot

Smoked mackerel & beetroot toast topper recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 large or 2 small cooked beetroot
  • 25g soured cream
  • juice and zest ½ lemon
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 slices toast
  • 1 smoked mackerel fillet
  • a little chopped dill

Method

In a bowl, mix the beetroot, soured cream, juice and zest of lemon and shallot. Spoon onto toast. Flake mackerel fillet over and scatter with dill.
https://www.truecookbook.com/recipe/smoked-mackerel-beetroot-toast-topper-4286/

2、Runner bean, smoked trout & potato salad

Showcase seasonal ingredients in this simple salad of delicate fish, new potatoes and beans in a mustard and horseradish vinaigrette
Runner bean, smoked trout & potato salad recipe

Ingredients

  • 500g new potato, scrubbed and cut in half
  • 300g runner bean, trimmed and sliced
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • ½ bunch parsley, roughly chopped
  • 150g pack smoked trout, flaked
  • 50ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbsp horseradish sauce

Method

  1. To make the dressing, mix all the ingredients together in a jar and shake well. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 10 mins until just tender, then drain. Cook the beans in boiling salted water for 10 mins until tender, then plunge into ice water and drain.
  2. Toss the warm potatoes and beans together with half the spring onions and parsley, and half the dressing. Spread over a platter, then scatter over the smoked trout. Scatter over the rest of the spring onions, drizzle with the remaining dressing and serve, or leave everyone to help themselves.

3、Smoked mackerel with orange, watercress & potato salad

This zesty springtime dish is perfect for lunch or a light supper
Smoked mackerel with orange, watercress & potato salad recipe

Ingredients

Method

  1. Whisk together the Sherry or wine vinegar, mustard and oil with some seasoning. Boil the potatoes in salted water until easily pierced with a knife, about 10 mins. Toss in a bowl with threequarters of the dressing and onion slices, then leave to cool a little.
  2. Cut the peel and pith from the orange, then cut into thick slices. Toss the watercress into the salad, then divide between 2 plates and top with the oranges, fish and the remaining dressing.

4、Smoked mackerel, orange & couscous salad

Sliced oranges make a refreshing addition to this substantial salad - great for the lunchbox
Smoked mackerel, orange & couscous salad recipe

Ingredients

Method

  1. Pour 250ml boiling water over couscous, cover and leave 10 mins, then fluff up with a fork. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Mix orange juice, vinegar, sugar and oil with some seasoning. Mix through the couscous with remaining ingredients.

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