Bacon and sage stuffed mackerel recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 566 calories / serving
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Preheat the oven to gas mark 6, 220˚C, fan 200˚C. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a nonstick frying pan and cook the onion and chopped smoked bacon (or lardons, if you prefer) for 5 minutes.

Put the sliced bread into a food processor along with the sage leaves, lemon zest, garlic and some seasoning and blitz until you have a chunky breadcrumb mixture. Add to the onion mix with the remaining oil and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring until lightly golden.

Lay 4 of the fillets on a lightly greased nonstick baking tray and spoon over half the stuffing mix. Sandwich together with the remaining fillets and spoon over the remaining stuffing.

Cook in the oven for 15-18 minutes, until the fish is cooked through.

Serve with roast potatoes and steamed vegetables if you like.

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Recipe from Fay Ripley's recipe book, Fay's Family Food.


  • Ingredients

  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 100g (3½oz) chopped smoked bacon or lardons
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 150g (5oz) sliced bread
  • 10 sage leaves
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 x 320g packs Tesco mackerel fillets (8 fillets)
  • roast potatoes
  • steamed green veg, to serve
  • Energy 2360kj 566kcal 28%
  • Fat 38g 54%
  • Saturates 8g 41%
  • Sugars 3g 3%
  • Salt 1.5g 25%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 18.3g Protein 37.1g Fibre 1.4g


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