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.


Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Drinks, Fish, Vegetables, Spice, Herbs

Recipe Type
Dinner, Easy

Level of Difficulty


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