Smoked Mackerel and Celeriac Coleslaw

Mackerel Coleslaw 1

It’s been an exhausting week, one of those weeks when your social calendar goes unusually crazy and on top of that you’ve got a holiday to prepare for and presents to buy for your 3 year old niece. A perfect storm of craziness that leaves you feeling lost at sea and fuzzy headed (and no the red wine had nothing to do with it, promise)

Mackerel Coleslaw 2

So today I felt the need for healthiness and simplicity and when this happens there’s only one way to turn and that is to my food hero, the marvellous Mr Nigel Slater.

Mackerel Coleslaw 3

This coleslaw was exactly what I needed. Chunky flakes of smoked mackerel (my skin was crying out for a bit of oily fish), cool celeriac shreds and little bursts of mustard seeds, finished off with some smooth sour cream. A squeeze of lemon juice isn’t just perfect for cutting through the oiliness of the smoked fish, it also keeps the celeriac brilliantly white. (continue reading…)