Grilled Mackerel Salad

A quick and easy fish recipe for four. If you use canned lentils instead of dried it'll be on the table within 15 minutes.


  1. 1 Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the lentils for 25 minutes until tender. Drain well.

  2. 2 Place the 8 mackerel fillets on to a baking tray, skin side up, and cut 3 slashes into the skin of each. Mix 1 tbsp oil and paprika and brush over the top of each fillet. Grill for 6-7 minutes until cooked through.

  3. 3 Toss together the radishes, carrots and rocket, fold in the cooked lentils and divide between 4 serving plates. Top each with 2 mackerel fillets.

  4. 4 Whisk together the orange and horseradish sauce with 1 tbsp of the oil and drizzle over to serve.


  • 180g green lentils
  • 4 mackerel, filleted
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 150g radishes, sliced
  • 2 carrots, coarsely grated
  • 70g wild rocket
  • 1 orange, juice and zest only
  • 1 tsp horseradish sauce

Serves 4

Total time required 30 mins

  • Preparation time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 25 mins