Rich Roast Mackerel With Watercress & Oregano Dressing

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  • 1 can John West Mackerel Fillets In Sunflower Oil, drained (keep the oil)
  • 4 tbs fresh breadcrumbs
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 100g watercress
  • 2 tbs freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp capers, drained
  • 1 tbs dried oregano (or 2 tsp chopped fresh)
  • Salt and pepper

Step 1

To prepare our Roast Mackerel Recipe preheat your oven to 200°C / Gas Mark 6.
Carefully arrange the John West Mackerel Fillets onto a baking sheet.

Step 2

Mix a little of the drained oil with the breadcrumbs, lemon zest, chopped parsley and garlic, season lightly and cover the mackerel fillets – patting it down to make it stick. Bake the mackerel for 7 to 8 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are beginning to brown.

Step 3

Combine the capers, lime zest and juice and oregano, salt and pepper. Wash and dry the watercress and put it in a nice heap on your biggest serving platter. Pop the hot crumbed mackerel fillets on top and drizzle with the dressing. Serve straight away.

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