Mackerel croquettes with herby couscous

By Matt Tebbutt From Saturday Kitchen Ingredients For the béchamel 250–300ml/9–10fl oz full-fat milk (or any milk) 1 bay leaf 1 garlic clove 2 thyme sprigs (or dried thyme or any other herb) 30g/1oz unsalted butter 50g/1¾oz plain flour 100g/3½oz strong cheddar, grated (or any hard cheese) 1 …

Smoked mackerel pâté with treacle bread and beetroot pickle

By Tom Brown From Saturday Kitchen Ingredients For the treacle bread (this recipe makes more than you need) butter, for greasing 450g/1lb plain flour, plus extra for dusting 450g/1lb self-raising flour (or use 225g/8oz plain flour and 1 tbsp …

Citrus cured mackerel with avocado, chilli and basil

By Matt Tebbutt From Saturday Kitchen Ingredients 2 mackerel fillets, bones removed, thinly sliced 1 orange, juice only 1 lime, juice only 1 tsp coriander seeds, toasted and crushed 1 tsp caster sugar 1 tsp sea salt 30g/1oz kale, leaves picked 1 tbsp soy sauce …

Oat crusted hake, smoked mackerel and mussel velouté

By Anna Haugh From Saturday Kitchen Ingredients 1 tsp coriander seeds 2 tsp sesame seeds 20g/¾oz oats 2 x 100g/3½oz hake portions 1 free-range egg white, beaten olive oil, for greasing 200g/7oz mussels, scrubbed and debearded 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tbsp dry white wine 4 …

Grilled mackerel with brown butter potatoes and boiled eggs

By Niklas Ekstedt From Saturday Kitchen Ingredients 4 mackerel fillets 8–12 baby new potatoes 4 eggs ½ pointed cabbage, leaves cut into 3cm/1¼in squares 4 tbsp butter 1 bunch chives, snipped 1 tbsp chopped red onion 2 tbsp capers 3 tbsp wholegrain mustard 4 tbsp soured cream 1 …

Beer-battered mackerel with beetroot salad

By Glynn Purnell From Saturday Kitchen Ingredients 150ml/5fl oz olive oil 50ml/1¾fl oz balsamic vinegar 1 large cooked red beetroot, cut into cubes 1 medium yellow beetroot, thinly sliced 1 medium candied beetroot, thinly sliced ½ bunch fresh dill, roughly chopped 250g/9oz crème fraîche …

Pickled mackerel with tomatoes and sourdough

By Paul Foster From Saturday Kitchen Ingredients 4 fillets line-caught mackerel, bone in 25g/1oz sea salt, plus extra for sprinkling 200ml/7fl oz rice wine vinegar 300ml/10fl oz extra virgin rapeseed oil, plus extra for drizzling 50g/1¾oz chardonnay vinegar 1 loaf sourdough 16 cherry tomatoes, …

Tea-smoked mackerel with a new potato salad and mustard dressing

By Donal Skehan From Saturday Kitchen Equipment: for this recipe you will need a smoker and wood chips Ingredients For the potato salad 300g/10½oz new potatoes, halved or quartered, depending on the size 2 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped …

Blow-torched mackerel with blini, warm pickled beetroot and chive crème fraîche

Preparation time 30 mins to 1 hour Cooking time 30 mins to 1 hour Serves Serves 4 Cooking the mackerel with a blow-torch gives a lovely charred flavour without overcooking the flesh. By Tom Kerridge …

Grilled mackerel and mackerel tartare with shallot rings, croûtons and coriander cress

This delicate starter or canapé, with its zingy flavours and elegant presentation, is sure to be a hit with friends and family. Ingredients For the mackerel tartare 2 mackerel fillets, 1 skinned, pin-boned and finely …

Fillet of mackerel with warm pak choi, string beans and chilli jam

A simple, great tasting combination of mackerel and fresh greens with a sweet chilli zing. Ingredients 4 mackerel fillets, pin-bones removed 2 pak choi, cut in half 200g/7oz string beans, topped and tailed and cut …