Smoked mackerel, apple and fennel salad

The wonderful flavours in this are hard to beat -salty fish, anise flavoured fennel and sweet, crunchy apple.


  • 2 fennel bulbs, trimmed and cut lengthways into 3–4mm (1/8") thick slices
  • 2 apples (unpeeled), quartered, cored and cut into wedges 5mm (¼in) thick
  • 4 smoked mackerel fillets, skin removed and flesh torn into bite-sized chunks
  • 4 handfuls of salad leaves, such as rocket or lettuce
  • 5 tblsp olive oil
  • 2 tblsp lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place all the ingredients in a serving bowl and gently toss together.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve directly from the bowl or on individual plates.


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