Tuesday 3 April 2018

Recipe: fruity Caribbean mackerel pasta

I'm getting quite fond of tinned fish like sardine and mackerel and I bought a tin I haven't seen before - mackerel in a fruity Caribbean sauce - and made this rather easy and tasty meal.  Mackerel is a very 'meaty' textured fish and I like it very much.  This dish was fish heavy and it would be easy to add a few more veg, double the pasta and make it serve 2

Ingredients for one
a tin of mackerel in fruity Caribbean sauce
small amounts of onion, red pepper and mushroom, finely chopped
spray oil
bit of salt and pepper
one portion of pasta - any kind, I used penne because that's what I had

Cook the pasta in salted water.  Drain, reserving some of the cooking liquid.

While that's cooking, soften the veg in spray oil in a pan.  Then add all the contents of the tin of fish; don't drain off any of the liquid.
Gently break up the fish to the size you want.
Heat until piping hot, stirring.
Add the pasta and a bit of the cooking liquid until it looks 'right'.  (not terribly precise, I know).
Reheat to piping hot, add a bit of seasoning, if needed, and serve in a bowl.


  1. Afternoon Joy

    Will be looking out for the mackerel when we go shopping at the end of the week. I might try it with a small jacket potato or maybe a salad, instead of the pasta.

    Thank you for sharing your food ideas. I'm sure there are some of us who need ideas to ring the changes without spending too much time in the kitchen.

    Enjoy your afternoon.


    1. I've just bought another little tin of it - having it with a jacket potato would be very nice, I think.
      J x