Simple Mackerel with Tarragon Mash & Soy Sauce

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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Ready in: 8-10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Simple Mackerel with Tarragon Mash & Soy Sauce


  • 8 large mackerel fillets, boned
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g mashed potatoes
  • 50g salted butter, melted
  • 100mls milk, roughly
  • 2 heaped tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
  • 8 spring onions, finely sliced¬†
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 50mls dark soy sauce
  • chopped tarragon

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  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan.
  • Season each fillet with a little salt and pepper, the dust lightly in flour.
  • Place skin side up into the hot oil and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Turn over the fillets and cook for a further 2-3 minutes, then turn off the heat and cover the whole pan with foil. Leave for 8 minutes or so.
  • Place the hot mash into a bowl and add the butter and milk and beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the tarragon and onions and season well with pepper.
  • Serve the rested fillets on top of the mash in deep bowls, then pour over a little soy sauce and little more chopped tarragon.