Thursday 10 April 2014

Smoked Mackerel and Pea Kedgeree

Smoked Mackerel and Pea Kedgeree
Feeds 4

4 eggs, boiled for 5 minutes then left to cool in cold water
50g butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
A pinch of cayenne pepper
200g basmati rice, cooked and drained
100g frozen peas
1 pack of smoked mackerel
Salt and pepper
A handful of fresh dill, parsley or coriander, roughly chopped
2 lemons, halved

1 – Heat a non-stick pan and melt the butter. Add the oil then stir in the onion. Cook for 5 minutes until softened.
2 – Add the spices and combine thoroughly. Cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
3 – Stir in the cooked rice and peas and heat through for 5 minutes, stirring all of the time until piping hot.
4 – Flake in the fish and stir in the fresh herbs. Taste for seasoning.
5 – Plate up and decorate with the boiled eggs – food faces optional. Serve with a wedge of fresh lemon.


Sylvie said...

My friend makes a wonderful kedgeree, so I just invite myself round to hers whenever I feel like having some. I've never made it myself, but your version looks so simple and quick that I'll have to have a go.

Helen said...

Brilliant! Congratulations on the column Dave! I look forward to reading it, and I don't even have any kids!

Unknown said...

Wish I'd seen this sooner, just used up some haddock from North Shields Fish Quay. Sounds and looks like a good meal for anytime and a nice bit of spice for that lasting taste.

sarah said...

Congrats on the column, it sounds perfect. cooking creates connections and memories and even very young kids can help out in the kitchen. Today I posted picture of my son's cookies on my blog, that's more important than what I cooked :-)

Unknown said...

That kedgeree sounds delicious...i have never tried it before....this version looks simple i hope i can do it....right away M gonna get the ingredients from and prepare it.... thanks for sharing.

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Nice article David, I am pleased for you :)

Unknown said...

Thought I spied a familiar Geordie in the Times Online! Best of luck with it and yet another great flavour combo

Cynthia said...

Hmmmm, how could you not remember to share this good news with us :)

Jan said...

Congratulations on your new column, David. I did post a comment on the article, but I'm not sure if it worked. I have no kids, but will be trying this anyway.

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