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Smoked Mackerel Pasta Salad

Smoked Mackerel Pasta Salad

Smoked Mackerel Salad

Smoked mackerel is an ingredient we often keep in the fridge as it has a long shelf life in the vacuum-packed state in which we buy it from our local Aldi store. It can be eaten on its own or used to make a nice mackerel pâté. In this recipe, I will show you how to use some smoked mackerel fillets to make this delicious smoked mackerel pasta salad.

mackerel pasta

This dish meal is really one where I wonder why I had not thought of this combination earlier. The smokey taste of the mackerel and the creamy mayo really goes well together with the pasta. If you like fish, you will love this pasta combination.

We very often make tuna pasta as our go-to meal when we have run out of food in the pantry (we always have tuna, pasta and mayo available). And we like to eat that hot.

smoked mackerel pasta salad

But this pasta dish is even better with the delicious smokey taste of the smoked mackerel. It is also perfectly good to eat cold as a salad. You can serve it as a main dish, a starter, a side dish or just as a snack in the middle of the day.

It is great to make upfront and keep cool in your fridge for when you need it.

Which ingredients to use for this mackerel pasta salad?

Well, I just used ingredients I had to hand to make this dish. I had a few products from the Aldi Deli which went into this meal.

fish pasta salad

The sweety drop red peppers added a bit of sweetness and tanginess to the dish and the garlic and oregano marinated dried tomatoes added a bit of class.

The tri-colour fusilli pugliesi, coloured with tomatoes, beetroot and spinach, just looked and tasted great and the Hellmann’s brought it all together perfectly.

mackerel and pasta

Smoked mackerel pasta salad

 

But of course, you could add whatever you want to this pasta salad to accompany the wonderful flavour of the smoked mackerel, which is the star of this meal. Most pasta types would go fine in this dish, and any light vegetable that complements the fish would go well (maybe some beetroot or cucumber for example).

See how you get on.

smoked mackerel salad

 

I hope this has given you some inspiration to make this dish (as I am writing this I do actually want to go and make this again already, it was so good!!)

If you do try this recipe, please let me know how you get on in the comment section below!

How to make Smoked Mackerel Pasta Salad

mackerel pasta salad

Smoked Mackerel Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This smoked mackerel pasta salad is very easy to make and is full of taste. Prepare it upfront and keep in the fridge until you want to eat.

Ingredients

  • 250g pasta (I used Fusilli Pugliesi Tris)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 80g freshly marinated dried tomatoes (marinated in garlic and oregano)
  • 2 smoked mackerel fillets
  • 80g Sweety drop red peppers
  • 2 tbsp Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Boil a saucepan of water. Add a pinch of salt and the olive oil and boil the pasta according to the manufacturer's instructions (normally around 10 minutes).
  2. When pasta has cooked, drain in a sieve and allow to cool in the fridge.
  3. While pasta is boiling prepare the rest of the ingredients. Cut the dried tomatoes and drain the red peppers.
  4. Take the smoked mackerel fillets and remove the skin with two forks and discard the skin. Then shred the fish into small pieces.
  5. Then add all the ingredients into a large bowl, add the mayonnaise and mix together well. Season to taste with salt and black pepper before serving.

Notes

Make this dish up front and keep in an air-tight box until you are ready to eat.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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