Mackerel with Roasted Fennel and Crispy Chickpeas

"This unique recipe of smoked mackerel with roasted fennel and crispy chickpeas can be served as a starter or as a main course for a light dinner."
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 2

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  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bulb of fennel, thinly sliced
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon green peppercorn
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 2 fillets smoked mackerel
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt and pepper, as needed


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  • Step 2

    Place the fennel and chickpeas on a baking tray. Add the green pepper corns and capers. Add one tablespoon of olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Remove from the oven and let cool down for a few minutes.

  • Step 4

    In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice and remaining olive oil. Add the fennel and chickpea mixture, taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed.

  • Step 5

    Spoon vegetables onto a plate and serve the mackerel fillets on top.

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