Mackerel with basmati rice recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 775 calories / serving
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Heat 50ml of the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and sauté the onions and garlic for 5 minutes until they start to soften.

Add the peppers and continue to saute for a further 8-10 minutes until the peppers are soft. Stir in the cooked rice and green olives and season well with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Make sure the rice is warmed through and keep it warm to one side.

Heat the rest of the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Season the mackerel fillets and pan fry for 10-12 minutes, skin side down to begin with and turning halfway through. Arrange the warm rice in bowls and place the mackerel fillets on top.

Garnish with basil leaves and serve immediately.

  • Ingredients

  • 8 mackerel fillets
  • 2 green peppers, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 50g pitted green olives, sliced
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 200g basmati rice, cooked as per package instructions
  • basil leaves, to garnish
  • juice of ½ a lemon
  • Energy 3220kj 775kcal 39%
  • Fat 51g 73%
  • Saturates 9g 45%
  • Sugars 4g 4%
  • Salt 1g 17%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 45.4g Protein 33.2g Fibre 3g


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