Warm mackerel on sourdough with pickled cucumber

  • serves 2
  • Easy

A delicious dish using smoked mackerel. Quick pickled cucumbers take just minutes to prepare. First toast the sourdough, lightly warm the mackerel and then it's a simple assembly job. Full of punchy flavours and good-for-you oily fish this is sure to be your new go-to recipe for dinner parties



  • white wine vinegar 2 tbsp
  • golden caster sugar 1 tbsp
  • mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Dijon mustard 1 tsp
  • cucumber ½, peeled and cut into batons
  • smoked mackerel fillets 2-3
  • sourdough 4 slices
  • butter
  • parsley a handful, chopped


  • Step 1

    Mix the vinegar, sugar and mustard seeds, stirring till the sugar dissolves. Stir in the mustard, toss with the cucumber then leave for 10-15 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Put the mackerel on a sheet of foil and warm through under the grill. Toast the sourdough and butter well, then top with flaked warm mackerel. Mix the parsley with the cucumber and serve with the fish.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 824
  • Carbs 60.9g
  • Protein 30.8g
  • Fat 52.5g
  • Salt 3.77g
  • Fibre 4.6g