Recipes | Smoked Black Pepper Mackerel & Mediterranean Couscous

Sweet Monday, Smocked black pepper mackerel, Mediterranean couscous

This is another easy and quick dinner. I feel like I always say this, but by experimenting (looking on BBC good food/Jamie Oliver), we’ve found that lots of flavoursome recipes don’t take a lot of effort or time. As we used smoked, black pepper, mackerel, it meant we didn’t need to do anything with it. It comes already smoked. But you could cook your own mackerel. It just wouldn’t be as tasty as smoked, black pepper (which is delicious!).
Ingredients (serves 2)
Half a red onion, chopped
1 pepper, chopped
2 tomatoes, quartered
4 mushrooms, quartered
100g couscous
150ml vegetable stock
2 pieces of smocked black pepper mackerel
Salt and pepper
2 tables spoons oil
1. Add a tablespoon of oil to a roasting dish. Add all the vegetables and stir vigorously so that they’re roughly coated in oil. Add a few sprigs of rosemary, salt and pepper. Roast at 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
2. Rinse 100g couscous. Boil 150ml of water, and add a stock cube. Mix couscous into water, in a saucepan. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let it soak up any excess water, and cool for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and use a fork to ‘fluff’ up.
3. Place mackerel on a plate, add couscous and the roasted vegetables and you’re done. Simple!