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Aromatic Mackerel with Chickpeas

Aromatic Mackerel with ChickpeasRecipe courtesy of Seafish, the UK Sea Fish Industry Authority.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound mackerel fillets cut in two, crosswise

Marinade:
2 teaspoons curry powder or paste
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
3 1/2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
2-inch piece fresh root ginger, finely chopped

1 (15-ounce) can chick-peas, drained and rinsed
Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley or coriander (cilantro) for garnish

Optional Accompaniments: Cooked basmati rice, a selection of chutneys, relishes, mint yogurt, naan bread

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Lay the fish into a shallow dish.
  3. For Marinade: Mix together the marinade ingredients and pour over the fillets. Cover and chill for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Spoon the chickpeas into a lightly greased oven-proof dish and lay the fillets on top. Spoon over any remaining marinade mixture.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for a further 10 minutes.
  6. Garnish and serve with basmati rice and a selection of chutneys, relishes, mint yogurt and naan bread, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 428; Total Fat: 27g; Total Carbs: 18g; Fiber: 5g; Protein: 29g.

"From sea to plate, Seafish delivers expert knowledge, skills and support which help the UK seafood industry secure a sustainable and profitable future."

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Seafish, the UK Sea Fish Industry Authority www.seafish.org.