Saturday, 27 August 2011

mackerel with cucumber and radish

Brilliant; Doctor Who has returned to our screens! Yes it is too confusing for Ruth but that misses the point - it's all about the smart quips and new monsters. Simply the funnest (a Norfolk word if ever there was one) romp through history, past, present and future. All of the praise out of the way, it is a shame that ten past seven came about so quickly. In fact, due to the short gap between Skyline (middle boy's movie choice) and Doctor Who, I slightly undercooked the fish. Ah well, what the hell!

serves 3

  • mackerel, gutted and top and tailed
  • 2 inches of cucumber, peeled, seeded and quite finely diced
  • 4 radishes, topped and diced like the cucumber
  • juice of half a small lemon
  • tbs parsley, finely chopped (I think dill might work better)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • generous pinch of sea salt
  • glug of extra virgin olive oil
  • twist black pepper
  • 1 tbs good white wine vinegar
  1. combine all the ingredients except the fish and set aside for at least an hour
  2. griddle the fish (or, better still, bbq)
  3. spoon the garnish over the steaming fish
...devour with salad and good television!


  1. I love fish,,,this recipe sound great to me buzzed ya :)

  2. Thanks. Keeping a record of lots of meals ike this shows me just how much fish we do eat. Maybe it's a summer thing - light and fresh.