Insalata di sgombro affumicato con arance e finocchi
Smoked Mackerel, Orange & Fennel Salad

About This Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious mackerel recipe with a difference? If you are, you’ve found it! Here’s my smoked mackerel, orange & fennel salad for you to enjoy.

Oranges go perfectly with smoked mackerel, particularly the red oranges that are so abundant in Sicily. Orange and fennel are a popular combination in Sicilian cuisine, especially in the city of Palermo, and with the addition of this seductively rich-tasting fish this salad becomes the star of any antipasti table.

TwitterFacebook

6

Serves

12

Ingredients

Mackerel

Main Ingredient

Fish Recipes, Salads

Type

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 3 Oranges, preferably red or blood oranges)
  • 1 Fennel bulb, cored & thinly sliced
  • 1 Red onion, peeled & thinly sliced
  • 30g Black olives, pitted & halved
  • 2 Celery sticks, thinly sliced
  • 30g Pine nuts
  • 2 (around 200g in total) Smoked mackerel fillets, skinned
  • To taste Freshly ground black pepper

For the dressing

  • 2 tablespoons Red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Runny honey
  • 6 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • To taste Salt

Weight Converter

Found in This Book

Feast your eyes on the finest smoked mackerel, orange & fennel salad! It’s straightforward and fun to make this great dish. Simply follow the instructions below and get the perfect result.

Step By Step

  1. First peel and segment the oranges. Using a sharp knife, cut off about 1-2cm from the top and bottom of the fruit. Place the fruit on one of its flat ends and cut down to remove the skin and white pith. Rotate and repeat, working your way around the fruit until the flesh is completely exposed.
  2. Working over a large bowl, cut between the flesh and the white membrane to free the segments. Discard the membrane and put the segments into the bowl (the bowl should also catch the juice).
  3. Add the fennel, onion, olives, celery and pine nuts to the bowl with the orange segments and juice. Stir carefully to combine.
  4. To make the dressing, put the vinegar and honey in a small bowl. Gradually add the oil, whisking vigorously as you go, and season with salt.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad (reserving 1 tablespoon for drizzling) and gently toss all the salad ingredients together.
  6. Break the mackerel into bite-sized pieces and scatter over the top of the salad. Sprinkle with black pepper and drizzle over the remaining dressing.

Once you’re done, simply sit back and enjoy your smoked mackerel, orange & fennel salad and don’t forget to check out other great authentic Italian recipes including great antipasti recipes, Italian pasta recipes, Italian soup recipes, Italian beef dishes and authentic pizza recipes.

Previous Recipe

Rolled Aubergines Stuffed wth Raisins, Capers & Walnuts

View Recipe

Next Recipe

Chargrilled Sardines With Caper & Parsley Vinaigrette

View Recipe

Discuss This Recipe

More RecipesGet Inspired

Ravioli con salmone e ricottaRavioli filled with Smoked Salmon & Ricotta

When I was a child, eating smoked salmon was always a massive treat because it was so expensive. It's cheaper now, but still fantastic. Just take care when seasoning the dish because the salmon is already salty.

6

Serves

9

Ingredients

Salmon

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

Frittelle di zucchine con pecorinoCourgette Fritters With Pecorino

Whenever we are in Olbia, a port town on the northeast coast of Sardinia near my home, we order courgette fritters instead of chips. They make a great side dish or snack, but if you include cheese, as I have done here, they make a more substantial first course. Pecorino sardo, a traditional Sardinian hard cheese made from sheep’s milk – is similar to the better-known pecorino romano (which...

4

Serves

10

Ingredients

Vegetables

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

Spiedini di AgnelloSkewered Marinated Lamb with Rosemary & Mint

Often people have this misconception that you can only make meat skewers in the summer and cooked on a BBQ – this is not the case.  Make sure once the skewers are ready to be cooked that your griddle pan is very very hot to enable the meat not to get stuck to the pan.  Use sirloin steak if you prefer and if you don’t like mushrooms substitute it with shallot onions.

2

Serves

8

Ingredients

Lamb

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

Insalata di Pollo e ChorizoChicken and Chorizo Salad With Beans and Rocket Leaves

Every now and then I go on a health kick and watch what I eat, especially in the evenings. However, there are only so many salads you can have before you start to get a bit bored, especially during the winter months – but this is an amazing option: filling, delicious and incredibly good for you but at the same time it won’t leave you feeling hard done by, unlike some salads.

4

Serves

11

Ingredients

Chicken

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

Involtini di Salmone con Mascarpone e SenapeWrapped Salmon With Dijon Mustard & Mascarpone Sauce

For many people, salmon is the king of fish – it has a firm, meaty texture and a beautiful pink colour. It’s really versatile, too – it can be baked, poached, steamed, fried or flaked into stir-fries, pasta or risotto. It’s known as a brain food because of its high Omega 3 content, as well as being rich in vitamin D and minerals. This is a delicious way to get all the family eating fish –...

4

Serves

10

Ingredients

Salmon

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

Farfalle con noci e GorgonzolaPasta salad with walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese

Gorgonzola and walnuts have always been a great combination. I find that they work perfectly with pasta and rocket. Of course you can eat this dish hot, but if you are making it for the following day make sure you eat it at room temperature and mix well before serving. If you prefer, substitute the Gorgonzola with any hard blue cheese of your choice.

4

Serves

7

Ingredients

Cheese

Main Ingredient
View Recipe