Recipe: Mackerel Tart
Saturday, 19 October 2013
I haven't really delved into recipes on here, but at the moment I'm trying to cook new, exciting things, and thought it would be fun to share what's been happening in my oven! Earlier this week I did some cooking with my friend Kibble, and we made this amazing mackerel tart. Confession - I'd never actually tried mackerel before, and wish I'd done it sooner - cooking with fish more is definitely on the agenda. The tart was really easy to make, and had a fantastic mix of flavours - here's how to make it!
Ready-rolled puff pastry (or you can roll your own - this was just easier!)
1 tin of mackerel
1/2 a small onion
1/2 a large green pepper
A small amount of fresh basil
100g grated cheddar cheese
(optional) A splash of hot sauce, dried herbs
1. Dice the onion, pepper and basil and drain the mackerel.
2. Roll out a square of the puff pastry onto a baking tray, leaving the greaseproof paper underneath.
3. (optional) Mix the tomato puree with some hot sauce and dried herbs and pepper in a small bowl.
4. Spread a generous amount of tomato puree mix onto the pastry, leaving a space of approximately an inch around the outside, so it can rise.
5. Spread the mackerel, onion, pepper and basil evenly onto the pastry and tomato base. Sprinkle some grated cheese over the top.
6. Bake in the oven as per the pastry instructions - approximately 15-20 minutes.
7. Serve with oven chips or vegetables, or on its own as a snack!
Obviously you can mix up what veg and herbs you add to the tart, you could even change the fish and go for salmon or sardine!
Do let me know your best recipes for cooking with fish!