Smoked mackerel rilettes with spiced black olive, caper and potato salad Recipe

Smoked mackerel rilettes with spiced black olive, caper and potato salad Recipe

Smoked mackerel rilettes served with a spiced olive and caper potato salad.

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  • Smoked mackerel fillet : 6 whole
  • Cayenne pepper : 2 g
  • Flat leaf parsley : 0.5 bunch
  • Dill : 0.5 bunch
  • Thick crème fraiche : 50 g
  • Lemon(s) : 1 whole
  • Unsalted butter : 100 g
  • For the garnish(es)
  • New potato(es) : 400 g
  • Black olive(s) : 50 g
  • Capers : 50 g
  • Red chilli(s) : 1 g
  • Mixed salad leaves : 100 g
  • Olive oil : 100 ml
  • Maldon salt : 10 g
  • Freshly ground black pepper : 4 Turn

    Melt the butter gently in a saucepan. Pour off the clarified butter leaving the milk solids behind.

    Chop the parsley and dill. Remove the skin and the bones from the mackerel and flake into small pieces. Mix the fish with the herbs, butter, creme fraiche, a squeeze of lemon juice and cayenne. Use a spatula to make sure the ingredients are well mixed. Check the seasoning and add a pinch of salt if necessary.


    Boil the new potatoes in salted water until tender. Drain, allow to cool and then cut in half. Dice the chilli and black olives.
    Heat a frying pan until hot and add a splash of olive oil and fry the potatoes until golden colour. Remove from the heat and mix the diced chillies, olives and capers through the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
    Wash and dry the salad leaves and dress with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper.

    To assemble:
    Place the potatoes in the centre of the plate using a stainless steel ring, arrange the salad around the potatoes and finish with a quenelle of the mackerel rilettes.

Chef's tip

«Be careful when seasoning any recipe using smoked fish. Salt is used in the smoking process and is usually enough for the dish.»

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