Inspiring vegetarian recipes
Try our vibrant veggie dishes, from meat-free lasagne to vegetable curry and vegetarian chilli
Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put the garlic in the centre of a large piece of foil with a pinch of salt and a drizzle of oil, then wrap up tightly and roast for 40 minutes until really soft. Cool slightly.
Stir the vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt together in a large bowl until the sugar is mostly dissolved. Using your hands, scrunch the kale in the vinegar mixture to begin the quick-pickle process. Set aside for 10 minutes.
Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins and put them in a small food processor with the mustard, egg yolks and a pinch of salt. Whizz until combined, then slowly drizzle in the oil until thickened and emulsified. Stir in the lemon juice and a little seasoning. This will make more aïoli than you’ll need, but will keep, covered, in the fridge for 4 days.
Spread some of the butter over a baking tray, then rub the remainder over and inside the cavities of the fish. Put in the oven for 5 minutes or until warmed through.
To serve, put the toast, smokie, a dollop of aïoli and a spoonful of pickled kale onto each plate. Drizzle over any melted butter from the tray to finish.