Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Smoked Paprika Baked Mackerel

This is possibly my favourite way to cook mackerel ever. Not only is smoked paprika another 'it' ingredient, but the recipe is simple, flavourful and healthy. See here for Nigel Slater's original recipe.

Smoked Paprika Backed Mackerel
2 mackerel fillets
1 red onion
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons organic wholewheat breadcrumbs
olive oil
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
handful of flatleaf parsley

Thinly slice the red onion into rings and fry in the olive oil for around ten minutes or until translucent. Add the peeled crushed garlic, breadcrumbs, chopped parsley and smoked paprika and fry around 5 minutes more. You will also need to add more olive oil as the breadcrumbs really soak it up.

Spoon the mixture over the rinsed and patted dry mackerel fillets and bake in a preheated oven for around 20 minutes or until the fish is cooked through. Serve with lemon wedges and drizzle them over the fish before serving.

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