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Southern fried mackerel with coleslaw, sautéed spiced potatoes and apple compote


  • 2 fillets of mackerel

  • 2 medium sized potatoes

  • 100mls milk

  • For the spice mix

  • 2 pinches of salt

  • 2 pinches of pepper

  • Pinch of garlic powder

  • 2 tablespoons of flour

  • Pinch of chili powder

  • Pinch of ground coriander

  • Pinch cumin

  • Pinch chili flakes

  • Pinch sugar

  • Pinch dried onion

  • Pinch dried mixed herbs

  • Pinch nutmeg

  • For the coleslaw

  • ¼ finely grated cabbage

  • 1 large carrot grated

  • 1 onion grated

  • Juice of half a lemon

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

  • Pinch of salt

  • For the apple compote

  • 2 bramley cooking apples cut into cubes

  • 100mls of sweet cider

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 tsp of cider vinegar

  • Pinch of salt


  • For the coleslaw:

  • 1.

    Simply mix all ingredients together and have ready pre-made in the fridge.

  • For the apple compote:

  • 1.

    Add all apple compote ingredients to a pot and cook gently for 20 minutes.

  • For the fish:

  • 1.

    Boil 2 medium sized potatoes for 10 minutes and allow to cool, slice and while warm run through the spice mix, pan fry in 1cm of veg oil.

  • 2.

    Run the mackerel fillets through the spice mix then through a little milk and then back through the spice mix. Pan fry on both sides until golden brown.

  • 3.

    Place the coleslaw and potatoes on a plate and top with the mackerel fillets. Finish of with apple compote and serve.

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