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Roast mackerel with potatoes & thyme

Oily fish is a staple of the Mediterranean diet and associated with a lower risk of disease, including cancer. Roasting it is a simple way to harness its flavour and make the most of its anti-inflammatory, omega 3 goodness.

PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOKING TIME: 40 minutes

SERVES: 2

Ingredients

300g small new potatoes, cut into 2cm slices

3 tablespoons olive oil

4 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves

Salt and ground black pepper

1 tablespoon sherry vinegar

2 large or 3–4 small mackerel fillets, cleaned and deboned

Watercress and tomato salad, to serve

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan oven) mark 4.
  • Put the potatoes into a shallow dish, drizzle with 1 tbsp oil and sprinkle with 3 tbsp thyme leaves, salt and lots of pepper.
  • Coat the potatoes well, then bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until golden and tender when pricked with a fork.
  • Mix the remaining oil, the sherry vinegar and the remaining thyme with salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Mix the remaining oil, the sherry vinegar and the remaining thyme with salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Mix the remaining oil, the sherry vinegar and the remaining thyme with salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Tips

Serve with a watercress and tomato salad.

Remove the crispy skin if you have a sore or dry mouth to make it easier to eat.

Credit Jane Clarke, Dietician and Founder of Nourish Drinks and www.nourishbyjaneclarke.com

Jane is both a dietitian and Cordon Bleu chef with more than 30 years’ experience in the nutrition industry. She is the author of nine best-selling books, was a columnist for over a decade for The Daily Mail, Observer, The Times and The Mail on Sunday, and regularly contributes on TV. She worked with Jamie Oliver on several of his projects, including the School Meals revolution, which showed that people-power can bring about social change. It is with this same mindset and passion that she is leading Nourish by Jane Clarke, which provides a solution to the problem of undernourishment and provides empowerment and inspiration to those who are vulnerable or facing a health challenge, such as Dementia.