Mackerel on Toast Recipe with Pickled Cucumbers

Warm mackerel on sourdough with pickled cucumbers

  • serves 2
  • Easy

This recipe for warm mackerel on sourdough with pickled cucumbers is super easy, ready in under 30 minutes and has a great mustard kick. It's perfect for lunch or a light starter



  • 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 or mackerel or 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. Mix in the mustard. Toss with the cucumber and 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. Top with the warm mackerel. Mix the parsley with the cucumber and serve with the mackerel.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 794
  • Fat 53.9g
  • Saturates 18g
  • Carbs 50.8g
  • Fibre 3.9g
  • Protein 29.7g
  • Salt 3.65g