Recipe: Smoked mackerel salad with fennel and apple

Posted by Bronte Aurell | Food & Recipes, Recipes

Smoked Mackerel Salad with Fennel, Apple and peas

Ahhh, hello summer.
Try this salad - it may sound simple, but it is very delicious.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Scandinavian
Keyword: apple, fennel, mackerel, peas
Servings: 2
Author: Bronte Aurell


  • 250-300 g smoked mackerel fillets
  • a large handful of mixed salad leaves
  • ½ fennel bulb
  • ½ apple such as Pink Lady or Granny Smith
  • 200 g frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1 tbsp fresh tarragon
  • salt
  • pepper
  • dollop of olive oil
  • a squeeze of lemon juice


  • 50 g honey
  • 15 g wholegrain Swedish mustard
  • 15 g red wine vinegar


  • Finely shave fennel on mandolin or with a very sharp knife and place in a bowl. Then shave the apple in similar thin pieces. 
  • Combine with fennel, then dress with lemon juice and a few drops of olive oil.
  • Arrange the mixed leaves on individual plates or a large flat serving dish.
  • Thaw the peas and sprinkle on the leaves along with the tarragon and chives.
  • Tear bite sized pieces of smoked mackerel and arrange across the salad (taking care to check for bones), then add the fennel and apple pieces on top.


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