Monday, 9 December 2013

Peppered Herring, New Potato and Watercress Salad

This was really easy and quick to make, it was also incredibly flavourful. The orginal recipe uses mackerel but Sainsbury's have started selling smoked herring and I thought I'd give it a go. It's really nice, much easier than the faff of fresh herring with all the bones.

Peppered Herring, New Potato and Watercress Salad
(adapted from Good Food Magazine May 2011)
(Serves 6)

750g baby new potatoes, larger ones halved
5 tbsp light mayonnaise
small bunch chives, snipped
200g watercress
270g pack peppered herring fillets

Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the potatoes until tender, about 15 mins. Drain and allow to cool for 10 mins.

Make the dressing by mixing the mayo with most of the chives.

Divide half the watercress between 6 plates, chop the rest roughly and mix with half of the mackerel, the potatoes and mayo. Toss so that everything is covered in the dressing.

Pile the mackerel-potato mix on top of the watercress, then top with the rest of the mackerel and chives

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