Smoked Mackerel – Super cheap fishy on a dishy.

Smoked Mackerel – Super cheap fishy on a dishy.

Today’s lunch was a bit more successful that yesterday’s disaster and I fed 5 people a proper meal for under £3. That’s less than 60p each.


  • Pack of Basics smoked mackerel
  • 5 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 onion
  • Quarter sweetheart cabbage – any bits of veg will do.
  • 1 Lemon or a squirt of the Jiff stuff
  • Bit of butter or oil for dressing potatoes.


  1. Boil potatoes without salt as mackerel is salty enough
  2. Lightly fry chopped onion and cabbage (or courgettes/spinach etc)
  3. Skin and flake mackerel.
  4. Drain potatoes when cooked, add veg and mackerel. Mix in a knob of butter or splash of oil and serve with lemon wedges (or with a squirt of Jiff)

smoked mackerel

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