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Spiced mackerel with cumin potatoes

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Spiced mackerel with cumin potatoes
Harissa spiced mackerel with lightly spiced potatoes is the perfect meal for two. 
 

200g baby potatoes, cut in half

Large knob of butter

2-3 tbsp olive oil

1 small onion, finely sliced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tsp cumin

1 bunch spring onions, sliced

2 fresh mackerel fillets, skin on

2 tsp harissa paste

Handful parsley, chopped

Lemon wedges, to serve

Put the potatoes in a pan of salted water and bring to the boil. 

Simmer for 10 minutes until tender. 

Drain then return to the pan. 

Shake the pan to make the potatoes go a bit fluffy in texture.

Heat the butter and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a pan over a medium heat.

Cook the onion for 5 minutes, until softened then add the garlic and cumin in the last 30 seconds. 

Tip in the potatoes, increase the heat and cook for 5 minutes further, turning until lightly golden.

Add the spring onions and cook for 5 minutes more and season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, score the skin of each mackerel fillets.

Turn them over and rub 1 teaspoon of harissa into the flesh of each one.

Heat the remaining oil in a pan. 

Cook the fish, skin side down for 3-4 minutes, then turn and cook for 30 seconds more until cooked through.

Scatter the parsley over the potato mixture and divide between plates and serve with the cumin flavoured potatoes.

Serves
2

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Drinks, Fish, Vegetables, Spice, Herbs

Recipe Type
Dinner, Easy

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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