Cheap eats January #8 Easy mackerel fish cakes. I bought 2 mackerel fillets for £4 for the girls the other day, which was about 300g of fish. I baked the fillets for about 20 minutes and took the meat off the bones, serving with baked potato and veg, there was enough left over for fish cakes (about 150g) mixed with 150g of cooked potatoes.
The 5 year old had mackerel, mash and veg for supper last night. Doesn’t sound exciting, but was a good simple meal that went down well.
I had the fish gutted in the supermarket and had baked it whole in foil at 200˚C for about 15-20 minutes.
Of course she didn’t eat it all, so I mixed left over fish and mash and left it in the fridge.
So Saturday lunch was easy, cheap, sustainable, healthy (Omega 3’s of course) and delicious.
A little butter
A little sunflower oil
Finely chopped parsley
Take the mackerel off the bones, checking the flesh for bones as you go.
Mix in with the mash (and finely chopped parsley if using).
You want a roughly equal amount of fish and potato – taste to check. Its easier to add more potato if you need to.
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