Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Recipe - Smoked Mackerel Salad
Greetings from tropical Oxfordshire.
As you might understand from that start, it's still hot as hell here at the moment. Too hot for warm food so I'm continuing with my salads.
This is one is (almost) just a matter of assembling cold bits and pieces into a nice and chilled meal. The only exception is that you will have to boil your potatoes.
I ate this cold but it works as a warm salad in winter too. Just assemble it once the potatoes are warm enough to handle and it will become a winter warmer instead of a summer cooler.
As always, just add and subtract ingredients to make this dish into something you like. You guessed it, freestyle it! ;)
You might notice that I'm not listing salt and pepper in the ingredient list - that is because I used peppered smoked mackerel which are salted and peppered well from the start.
Boiled new potatoes, halved or quartered
Smoked mackerel, flaked (watch out for any remaining bones)
Spring onions, sliced
Put the salad on a plate.
Put the potatoes, mackerel, radishes and spring onion together in a bowl. Mix in Creme Fraiche, one spoon at a time, until it's all coated but not drowning in Creme Fraiche. Add lemon juice to taste.
Add the mix on top of the salad.