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    Grilled Mackerel Smørrebrød

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 2 tbsp plain flour
    • Salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • ¼ tsp mustard powder
    • 500g fresh mackerel fillets
    • 8 small slices rye bread
    • 2 tbsp finely chopped shallot
    • Tartare sauce
    • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
    • 2 tbsp sour cream
    • 1 large gherkin, finely chopped
    • 6 green olives, pitted and finely chopped
    • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
    • 1 tbsp fresh chopped chives
    • To garnish
    • Chives
    • To serve
    • Sliced red onion
    • Pickled red cabbage
    • Sliced gherkins


    1. Preheat the grill. Make the tartare sauce by mixing all the ingredients. Season to taste.
    2. Put the flour on a plate and season well with salt, pepper and mustard. You may need to remove some pin-bones from the fish using a pair of tweezers. Halve each fillet lengthwise. Coat the mackerel in the seasoned flour. Grill the fish for 4-5 minutes on each side.
    3. Toast the bread lightly, if you like. Spread the bread with 1-2 tbsp tartare sauce then top with the fish and garnish with sliced red onions, pickled red cabbage or gherkins. Garnish with chives. Serve warm.

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