Oat topped mackerel with roast tomatoes

Oat topped mackerel with roast tomatoes


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About this recipe: Oily fish means this dish provides healthy omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. Oats make a delicious and healthy topping for fish.

WholegrainGoodness Warwickshire, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 75g oats
  • 50g dried apricots, chopped
  • 25g pack parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 4 mackerel fillets
  • 400g vine-on cherry tomatoes

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
  2. For the topping, heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion for 4-5 minutes. Add the oats and apricots and cook for 1-2 minutes. Stir in 100ml water, the herbs and season well. Cool slightly.
  3. Press the topping onto the flesh side of the mackerel and place on a large baking tray. Add the cherry tomatoes on the vine and bake for 15 minutes until cooked throughout.


Capers and chopped olives will work well instead of the apricots.

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