Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Smoked mackerel


6 Fillets of smoked mackerel

2 red onions, finely sliced

2 spring onions, finely sliced

6 tomatoes on the vine, sliced into rounds

large handful of parsley , chopped.

2 lemons

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

salt and pepper

1. Take the red onions place in a bowl add 1tbsp of salt, squeeze and scrunch this into the onions, (sounds peculiar but my mum does this). Take the onions and wash them in water to remove the salt. Squeeze out the water. Place back into the bowl and add the red wine vinegar.Set aside

The reason this process is done is the salt removes some of the bitterness and also soften the onions.The red wine vinegar is added to marinate the onions.

2. Get a large plate and break the fillets of mackerel into bite sized pieces. Arrange the fillets in a single layer all over the plate.

3. Go back to the onions, add the sliced tomato , chopped spring onions ( these add freshness and crunch) , parsley, squeeze lemon to taste. Salt and pepper . Mix the ingredients. Put the onions over the mackerel .Let the salad sit and all the juices will mix together, the smokiness of the mackerel will permeate and adds fragrance to the onions and the tomatoes.The vinegar ,lemon cuts the richness of the smoked mackerel .It balances the salad ,serve this salad with with plain rice. I love to eat this with a large hunk of sourdough bread, and some beautiful red wine.


Pegz said...

My name is Peggy. I like your site !!
Am from Seychelles too ..... I love this (poison sale) right here. I will be make this recipe soon.
Good Luck and may god bless you and your family this christmas :)

Harry said...


My name is Harry and comes from Seychlles buy presently living in London. The one thing among several that I miss from Seychelles is the food and your recipes has been useful to me in getting the taste of Seychelles in col cold england shores.

Happy New year to you and the family and keep on the good work of keeping our faith up. God Bless.