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Smoked mackerel, poached egg and hollandaise

Start the day in style with this classic dish, using smoked mackerel in place of smoked salmon

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Ingredients (Serves 4)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 smoked mackerel fillets, weighing 175g/6oz each
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 muffins, cut in half and toasted
  • Sprigs of fresh watercress
For the hollandaise sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 100g/4oz Pure Organic, Soya or Sunflower spread, gently melted
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper

First make the hollandaise. Whisk together the lemon juice, egg yolks and seasoning until smooth. Set the bowl over a pan of boiling water then pour in the melted Pure in a steady stream, a bit at a time, beating with a wooden spoon to make a creamy sauce. Taste and, if necessary, add a little more lemon juice.

Heat the oil in a pan, add the mackerel fillets and cook for 2 minutes on each side until warmed through.

Meanwhile, poach the eggs.

To serve, place a mackerel fillet to the side on a warm plate, put the toasted muffin alongside and top with a poached egg. Drizzle with hollandaise and garnish with a sprig of watercress.

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