Recipe: Apricot and Honey Suffed Mackerel

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An irresistible combination of apricots and honey, wine and cream make this an unforgettable meal


  • 4 small mackerel, cleaned and boned
  • 2 oz. (50g) dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons of clear honey
  • 2 oz. (50g) fresh white breadcrumbs
  • quarter pint (150ml) dry white wine
  • 2 oz. (50g) butter
  • 2 tablespoons of cream
  • 1 level tablespoon of chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 375F, Gas Mark 5, 190C
    2. Chop the apricots and mix with breadcrumbs and tarragon
    3. Stir in the honey and season to taste with salt and pepper
    4. Remove the heads off mackerel and fill the cavity of the fish with the prepared apricot mixture
    5. Butter a large ovenproof dish and arrange the mackerel in it
    6. Pour over the wine, dot with the remaining butter and cover with foil
    7. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 35 minutes or until tender
    8. Remove the foil and stir the cream into the juices
    9. Garnish with the parsley and serve immediately

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