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Lovely Lunch – Smoked Mackerel On Toast

Spiced Mackerel

In order to create the lunch that I wrote about in my previous post  I went shopping and spent the best part of an hour trying to find herring fillet.  Eventually, I had to give up and chose mackerel instead, unsmoked, as I was going to do that myself.  When I got home I decided to double check the recipe and discovered that it was mackerel I was supposed to be using anyway.  Considering the grumpy mood I was in it didn’t help – I’ve always prided myself on being able to memorize my shopping lists – is this a sign of deep middle age, that I need to list all the lists that I need to make?  Depressing.

Anyway, I digress.

It’s been ages since I used my smoker, and the mackerel, smoked for half an hour over oak chips, was gorgeous – I could have quite happily just eaten it on it’s own. Anyway, here is the recipe, fully credited to Nigel Slater, and it made a very generous lunch.  I should have been sociable and invited someone over but …

Smoked Mackerel On Toast

200g smoked mackerel

3 tbsps grated Parmesan plus a little extra

3 tbsps double cream plus a little extra

6 chives

black pepper

2 slices decent bread

 

Put the mackerel in dish and flake with a fork.  Add the Parmesan, double cream, chives and a grind of black pepper and mix.

Lightly toast the bread on both sides.  Pile on the mackerel mix, add a little more Parmesan on top and a little bit more cream.  Put back under the grill for a few minutes until the Parmesan is melted.

Enjoy, with the obligatory glass of white wine!

 

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