In times of Corona you have to work with the ingredients that are still available. So this is a recipe without toilet paper and pasta. But wÃth fresh ingredients that not everyone is rushing at. This smoked mackerel on a leek stew could have been the perfect rehearsal for a starter for our Easter menu. Unfortunately, I guess I won’t make it home for Easter.
The leek stew is completed with some mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. For garnishing I used some bell pepper leftovers and shallot.
smoked mackerel on a leek stew
- 200 gram smoked mackerel
- 200 gram leek
- 12 cherry tomatoes
- 12 mushrooms
- bell pepper cut finely for garnishing
- shallot cut finely for garnishing
- Slice the leek, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes into fine pieces.
- Melt some butter in a pan and bake the vegetables until tender.
- Meanwhile chop the shallot and bell pepper finely for the garnishing.
- Dress the leek stew on a plate. Put the smoked mackerel on top and garnish with the bell pepper and the shallot.
Instead of butter you can also use olive oil to bake the stew. But I chose for butter in this case as it adds more taste. I refrained from using other spices to keep the taste of the butter.
The bell pepper are in fact leftover from my previous recipe, English breakfast in a bell pepper. I didn’t use the top of it, and so it added perfectly to this recipe for colour and garnishing. the shallot also ads to the lovely taste.
With Easter we love to come together with the whole family. Although this year it might not be possible. Other great starters for your Easter menu are:
You can find the Dutch version of this and many other recipes on gerechtenweb.blog.