Grilled mackerel with gooseberry sauce, new potatoes and salad leaves

Ingredients

For the gooseberry sauce
  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 250g/9oz gooseberries, topped and tailed
  • 75ml/3oz double cream
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the mackerel
  • 1 mackerel, filleted, skin on, or two mackerel fillets
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the potatoes
  • 150g/5oz new potatoes, scrubbed and halved
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the salad
  • 1 bag salad leaves
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation method

  1. For the gooseberry sauce, heat the butter in a small saucepan, place the gooseberries into the pan, cover and cook over a medium heat for 20-25 minutes until tender.

  2. Remove the lid and mash the gooseberries lightly. Add the cream and sugar to the pan, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and continue to cook for a few minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and set aside to keep warm.

  3. Meanwhile, for the mackerel, preheat the grill to high.

  4. Brush the flesh side of the mackerel fillets with the wholegrain mustard, brush both sides with olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  5. Place the mackerel skin-side up on a baking sheet and place under the grill for 4-5 minutes, or until just cooked through. Set aside to keep warm.

  6. For the new potatoes, place the new potatoes in a saucepan of boiling water and boil until tender. Drain, return to the pan and drizzle over the olive oil. Stir to coat the potatoes and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  7. For the salad, place the salad leaves into a bowl, drizzle over the olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir well to dress the salad.

  8. To serve, place the mackerel fillets onto serving plates and divide the new potatoes, salad and gooseberry sauce between them.

James Martin Recipes from Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

30 mins to 1 hour preparation time

30 mins to 1 hour cooking time

Serves 2

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