Thursday, 22 September 2011

Recipe: Roasted mackerel with bay, lime and olives.

I had to include this recipe as it was not only super easy to make, it was also very healthy and delicious!

Ingredients - serves 4
4 mackerel fillets, 2 tsp cumin seeds, 4 tbsp thyme leaves, 2 limes (sliced), 3 bay leaves, 12 black olives, juice of 2 limes, 8 tomatoes, handful chopped basil leaves, 4 finely chopped shallots, extra virgin olive oil, fresh crusty bread.


  • Preheat the oven to 220C.
  • Lay the fish fillets in an ovenproof dish and sprinkle with cumin seeds, thyme leaves, lime slices, bay leaves, black olives and lime juice.  Season generously and drizzle with olive oil.  Roast for 15 minutes.
  • While the fish is cooking, slice the tomatoes and lay in a serving dish sprinkled with torn basil leaves, chopped shallots and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper.  Drizzle generously with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (we used bog standard cheap olive oil and it still tasted lovely).
  • Serve the fish, tomato salad and fresh bread in the centre of the table for everybody to help themselves.

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