Smoked Mackerel and Potatoes

It’s been quiet on the blog for the last few days because Sparky and I have been on holiday, spending a few days in Vienna and then a few more in Berlin. Lovely as it was, it’s nice to be back home and this is the first thing I’ve cooked since our return.

Inspiration for this meal comes from Nigel Slater’s Appetite. It’s a recipe for a potato dish to serve as a side for six people; we scaled it down slightly and added smoked mackerel (as Nigel suggests) but left in the garlic and potato skins (which he doesn’t).

The end result was not healthy. Highly calorific but utterly delicious – it’s hard to believe that so much flavour comes from so few ingredients. Hugely satisfying… but as the next post on this blog will show, it didn’t stop us from having some dessert.