Grilled Mackerel Bruschetta

4 portions


  • 1  ciabatta loaf, sliced  (approx  2 slices per person )
  • 1  large garlic clove, peeled
  • 45ml, 3tbsp olive oil
  • 1, 400g can borlotti beans, rinsed and drained
  • 100g, 4oz  salad leaves, washed  ( rocket and watercress )
  • 15ml, 1tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 11/2 tablespoons cracked black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 4 small/ medium  mackerel  fillets , skin on

The method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas 6. Place the sliced ciabatta on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
  2. Toss the beans and salad together, drizzle over 15ml, 1tbsp olive oil, balsamic and season well.
  3. Mix the parsley with the black pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Rub the skinless side of the mackerel fillets with the olive oil and coat  with the herb and pepper mix.
  5. Heat a griddle pan or non-stick frying pan, and cook the fish ( pepper side first ) for 2-3 minutes each side.
  6. Remove the ciabatta from the oven and rub over with the garlic and arrange slices onto serving plates and drizzle with the remaining oil.
  7. Pile the borlotti bean salad on top and top each with the mackerel fillets. Serve straight away.