Tom Kitchin's Mackerel and Radish Salad

Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Serves: 4 Skill level: Easy Peasy Recipe by: Seafish

This simple and healthy salad from Tom Kitchin is great for lunch or dinner


The method

  1. Clean the radishes in ice water and slice thinly using a mandolin
  2. Check the mackerel fillets for pin bones, removing any you find with kitchen tweezers.
  3. Heat virgin olive oil in a heavy-based wide pan. When hot place the mackerel fillets skin side down in the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then turn the fillets and cook for a further minute.
  4. Chop the mackerel into small neat dice

To serve 

  1. Spoon the mackerel into round moulds on the plate. Neatly place the chopped radish on top, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with your choice of herbs

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