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Ben's cure for heartbreak recipe

  • Serves 1
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
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ben's cure for heartbreak 1
Customer recipe by Ben Dunn
Added 88 months ago

Carefully rinse the mackerel under running water then pat dry with kitchen towel.


Place a heavy-bottomed frying pan over a high heat. When hot, add the butter and when it is melted, place the fillets in, skin side down. Fry for 5 minutes on the skin side, then carefully turn the fillets. Cook for 2-3 minutes, reducing the heat a little to stop the flesh burning.


Toast the bread while the fish is cooking, then spread each slice with half the horseradish. Serve and enjoy.

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  • 1 mackerel, filleted and boned
  • knob butter
  • 2 slices wholemeal bread  
  • 1tbsp horseradish
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 bunch water cress

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