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    Mackerel, pea & pesto jackets

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 1 hours

    Serves: 2


    2 baking potatoes
    200g essential Waitrose Petits Pois
    4 salad onions, thinly sliced
    30g essential Waitrose Lighter Soft Cheese
    2 tbsp green pesto
    110g can John West Steamed Mackerel Fillets in Olive Oil, drained and flaked


    1 Prick the potatoes and bake in an oven preheated to 200ºC, gas mark 6 for 1 hour or microwave for 8–10 minutes until tender.

    2 Meanwhile, cook the peas in a large pan of boiling water for 2 minutes then add the salad onions and drain immediately.

    3 Halve the jackets and scoop out the potato to leave a 5mm-thick shell. Roughly mash together the potato, soft cheese and pesto. Gently stir in the peas, salad onions and the mackerel.

    4 Spoon the filling back into the potato skins and serve immediately

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