A recipe for a casserole with smoked mackerel, zucchini and mashed potatoes. Surprisingly and delicious. Try it yourself!
When I buy a smoked mackerel, I often make a salad for a toast. Or I eat it for lunch with some lettuce, cucumber and paprika. A delicious combination, though, did you know that you can also make this delicious casserole?
A casserole? I see you thinking, yes you can! And a very delicious one too. In this recipe you'll mix the smoked mackerel with Oriental herbs like ginger, garlic and some madras curry spices. Herbs that you might not expect that combine great with smoked mackerel, but which indeed combines deliciously with this salty fish. Then add zucchini and some raisins, a sweet accent, which is a delicious counterpart of the salty flavor. Coconut milk instead of ordinary milk is added too smoothen the mashed potatoes which makes the perfect topping fort this fishy casserole. And when baking and taking it out of the oven, you can smell the scents of this delicious oven dish. Really a top recipe.
- Smoked mackerel gots a small disadvantage because it contains a lot of fish bones. So take them out carefully (which goes great with tweezers and be careful) and afterwards check with your fingers. And make sure to tell your dinner guests, because you still got a chance of finding a bone. So beware (and therefor this dish is less suitable for very young children.)
- If you want to make it more spicy, you can add some sriracha to the mashed potatoes. Otherwise, just leave it this way.
- Mash the potatoes with a masher or a pincher. Rather not with a mixer, because then it looks like glue.
- Heat the coconut milk before adding it to the puree. Therefor, the mashed potatoes remains airy.
It's a good taste!
Recipe Casserole with smoked mackerel, zucchini and
Casserole with smoked mackerel, zucchini and mashed potatoes
- 1 kg potatoes floury
- 200 ml coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 cm ginger fresh, grated
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 smoked mackerel deboned and sliced in small pieces
- 2 zucchini halved and sliced thin
- 1 tablespoon madras curry mild, ground
- 4 tablespoons raisins
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease an oven dish.
- Peel the potatoes and boil for 20 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes and mash them.
- Heat the coconut milk and stir the mashed potatoes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- In a frying pan heat the oil.
- Add the zucchini, ginger, garlic, curry, raisins and pepper and salt to taste and stir-fry for 3 minutes.
- Turn the heat off and mix the mackerel through the zucchini mixture.
- Spread the mackerel mixture on the bottom of the oven dish.
- Top with the mashed potatoes.
- Put in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.