Sunday 22 January 2012

Smoked Mackerel and Avocado Sandwich

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Smoked Mackerel is one of those things that I regularly put on my shopping list even if I have nothing specific to make with it in mind. I just like having some in the fridge as it's not only healthy, but also delicious and a great additin to a salad, or what my friend H. calls a deli dinner (the kind of dinner where you just have little bits of loads of different stuff, kind of buffet style) and it is also quilckly turned into a pate.

I guess though, that one of my favourite ways to have it is as a filling for a sandwich. When I know that I have a mackerel sandwich in my lunchbox, I spend all morning looking forward to my lunch break. The other night I made a Smoked Mackerel and Avocado Sandwich to go with the Pea, Mint and Lettuce Soup and together they made a delicious and filling dinner.


This is not so much a recipe, more an idea, but here you go:

Smoked Mackerel and Avocado Sandwhich
(serves 1)

2 slices of good quality bread or your favourite bread roll
1-2 smoked mackerel fillets (depending on size), skin removed and flaked
1/2 avocado, sliced
2 cherry or baby plum tomatoes, sliced
a handfull of watercress or rocket (arugula) salad leaves
freshly ground black pepper (optional)
Butter your bread or roll.

Top with flaked mackerel, acocado slices, sliced tomatoes and salad leaves.

Season with freshly ground balck pepper if desired.



Marie Rayner said...

Very pretty sandwich Sylvie! xxoo

Anonymous said...

Lovely sandwich - I'm going to have to look out for smoked mackerel over here - delicious
Mary xox

kale said...

This looks some wholesome and satisfying!

Maggie said...

That is a beautiful photograph Sylvie and your sandwich looks mouthwatering. It's so good I would actually buy it!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I fell in love with smoked trout two years ago on a trip to Idaho. I haven't had smoked mackerel yet, but now you've piqued my interest. I love the idea of mixing smoked fish with creamy avocado and pepper arugula. Now, that's a sandwich to get excited over!

Sylvie said...

Thanks, Marie.

IABMK, I hope you'll find some. It's so good and so versatile.

Kale, I have to say it was rather satisfying.

Maggie, that's quite a compliment. Thank you.

Susan, I have never had smoked trout and don't think I've ever seen it anywhere, bt will now start looking out for some. Sounds great.