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Flaked Mackerel with Lemon and Fennel

Taking less than 10 minutes to prepare, this vibrant salad makes for a delicious light meal. Mix delicate flaked mackerel with sliced lemon, fennel and Dijon.

This stunningly simple recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. It’s a really refreshing and robust salad, perfect served as a light meal for a get-together.


4 smoked mackerel fillets
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
150g baby salad leaves, or iceberg lettuce, thinly shredded
1 lemon, thinly sliced using a mandolin
1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced using a mandolin
A handful of freshly chopped dill
A handful of (drained) capers, coarsely chopped


Take the mackerel fillets and peel away and discard the skin. Flake the mackerel flesh and leave to one side.

Put the vinegar, mustard and oil into a clean jam jar and give it a good shake until the dressing is emulsified.

Put all the remaining ingredients into a bowl along with the flaked mackerel and mix carefully by hand. Drizzle over the dressing, toss gently to mix and serve.

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