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cooking Mackerel with Beetroot and Horseradish (emergency tea)

April 22, 2012

This isn’t a recipe, it’s just a list of ingredients put together. But, I think it makes for an impressive list of ingredients put together. The reasons being; it’s quick, it’s all good ingredients, it’s healthy and it looks and tastes great. So who cares?

So, the situation is, you want to make something that looks good for dinner (you may have a friend coming round), but you have no time to do anything other than nip to Tesco quickly on your way back from work…

So your list of ingredients from Tesco are;

  • One packet of cooked beetroot
  • One packet of smoked mackerel
  • Some baby new potatoes
  • One jar of horseradish
  • One bag of pretty salad
  • Fresh Dill
  • One Lemon

When you get home, boil your potatoes, make a quick dill dressing with some olive oil, sugar, salt, lemon juice and dill. Pop your mackerel under the grill, et voila.

Now the fun part, make it look pretty…

What I’d do is salad in the middle of the plate, cut the beetroot and potatoes in to similar sized quarters, place them around the middle. Mackerel resting on top, with dollops of beetroot hiding amongst the potatoes. Dressing and a little beetroot juice around the outside…

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