Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Smoked Mackerel Salad

Smoked mackerel salad
serves 6

450g/1lb new potatoes, halved lengthways
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 smoked mackerel fillets,
skinned and broken into strips 250g/9oz cherry tomatoes,
halved 1/2 cucumber, seeded and diced 75g/3oz watercress
2 teaspoons horseradish sauce
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
salt and freshly ground black pepper

• Put the potatoes in a pan of cold water, cover and bring to the boil. Cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain well, tip back into the pan and add 1 tablespoon of the oil. Season well with salt and pepper. Cover the pan and shake well to mix. Spoon the potatoes into a large bowl.
• Add the mackerel, tomatoes and cucumber, and top with the watercress and a pinch of salt and pepper.
• Mix together the horseradish, remaining oil and the vinegar in a bowl, and season well with salt and pepper.
• Pour the dressing over the salad. Toss gently, and serve.

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