Mackerel, pea & pesto jackets

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

Serves: 2


2 essential Waitrose baking potatoes
200g essential Waitrose Petits Pois
4 essential Waitrose salad onions, thinly sliced
30g essential Waitrose Lighter Soft Cheese
2 tbsp green pesto
Essential Waitrose Smoked Mackerel Fillets, 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.