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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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