Five spice mackerel recipe

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  • Serves 2
  • 15 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 489 calories / serving
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Wash and dry the mackerel with kitchen paper, then make 3 diagonal slits across each side of each fish, being careful not to cut right through.

Rub sesame oil over the inside and outside of the fish, then rub five spice all over, pushing plenty into the slits.

Place a few slices of lime and thinly sliced ginger inside the fish cavity and the rest on the base of the steamer, placing the fish on top. Steam for 8-10 minutes, depending on the size of fish.

Put the vegetables in another steamer tier on top and steam for 1 further 5 minutes.

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  • Ingredients

  • 2 whole mackerel, cleaned with heads and tails removed
  • sesame oil for rub
  • 2tsp Chinese five spice seasoning
  • 1 lime thinly sliced
  • 3cm (1in) fresh root ginger, peeled
  • 360g pack Tesco Chinese Stir-Fry Vegetables
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  • Energy 2035kj 489kcal 24%
  • Fat 33.4g 48%
  • Saturates 6.7g 34%
  • Sugars 3.1g 3%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

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Carbohydrate 4.5g Protein 41.1g Fibre 0.3g

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