Mackerel fajitas

Just a little quickie tonight as I haven’t posted for a while and I wanted to wish you all glad tidings and all that! We are off to the Brecon Beacons tomorrow for a week to spend Christmas with Adam’s family in a holiday cottage. It will be crazy, exhausting – and very, very merry. I have so much to do still, but I didn’t want to leave without saying Merry Christmas (as I doubt I’ll be posting much next week). 

So, this recipe. I made it for netmums this week, changing it up a little as I always do. (I have been doing some shots of their most popular recipes). It doesn’t sound much on paper (or screen I should say) but it’s a really tasty, healthy family tea – the most important thing is that the kids enjoyed it, and it is super easy to make. I just had a thought: why not make this with turkey leftovers? Inspired, that’s what that is. 

Have a fantastic Christmas everyone! 

Serves: 4  
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes


4 fillets of cooked smoked mackerel, skin removed and flaked

1 red pepper, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tablespoon of olive oil

200ml passata

1 teaspoon of ground cumin

Juice of 1 lime

Salt and pepper

To serve:            

8 soft white tortillas

1/4 cucumber, diced

Handful fresh coriander, leaves left whole

4-6 tablespoons of Greek yoghurt

  1. Soften the garlic and red pepper, along with the cumin too, in oil for 5 minutes. Add the passata and lower the heat to a simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the flaked mackerel and lime. Heat through. Season to taste. You should have a thick sauce.
  3. To serve, warm the tortillas in the microwave for a few seconds. Then spread Greek yoghurt all over, add a pile of the mackerel mixture in the middle in a column (don’t overfill or it won’t roll up!), top with a sprinkle of diced cucumber and a few sprigs of coriander. Roll up and eat.


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