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    Indian-spiced mackerel with carrot mash

    LOVE life: low in saturated fat

    • Low Fat
    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 45 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes

    Serves: 4


    1kg carrots, cut into 2cm pieces

    1 tbsp sunflower oil

    1 tsp cumin seeds

    4 mackerel fillets, defrosted if frozen

    3 tbsp The Spice Tailor tomato, garlic & chilli chutni

    ½ cucumber, grated

    7 tbsp low fat Greek style yogurt

    1 lime, juice of ½ , ½ in wedges

    ½ red onion, finely diced

    1 green chilli, deseeded and finely diced

    ½ x 28g pack coriander, chopped


    1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Toss the carrots with the oil and cumin, season and spread on a foil-lined baking tray. Roast for 40 minutes, until golden. Meanwhile, rub the fish with the chutney; set aside.

    2. Squeeze the grated cucumber to get rid of any excess water, then mix in a bowl with the yogurt, lime juice, onion and chilli; season.

    3. Remove the carrots from the oven and heat the grill to high. Grill the mackerel for 2 minutes on each side. Crush the carrots with a fork, mix in the coriander and divide between plates. Top with the mackerel, spoon over the yogurt, and serve with lime wedges.

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    Green chillies

    To check a chilli’s heat, slice it, touch the cut-side with a fingertip, then touch your lip to see if it burns. Chillies are a good way to add flavour without salt.


    It may be a myth that carrots help you see in the dark but they do contain high levels of vitamin A, which helps keep your eyes in good shape.

    Fresh mackerel

    Mackerel is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for a healthy heart. It’s also rich in vitamin D, which helps the body to absorb calcium.


    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Kitchen magazine. myWaitrose members can download the Waitrose Kitchen app edition for FREE. Find out more.


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