Mackerel, mustard, spinach & lemon salad

Domni Kemp’s cucumber soup, and mackerel, mustard, spinach and lemon salad. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Domni Kemp’s cucumber soup, and mackerel, mustard, spinach and lemon salad. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sat, Jul 25, 2015, 06:00

   
  • Serves: 4
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Irish

Ingredients

  • Serves 4400g new potatoes
  • 200g baby spinach leaves, washed and dried
  • 3-4 fillets smoked mackerel, broken into shards
  • Zest of two lemons
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard
  • 30ml cider vinegar
  • Bunch tarragon, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Method

Boil or steam the potatoes until just done. Set aside. While this is taking place, whisk the vinegar, garlic and wholegrain mustard and then slowly add the olive oil and finally the tarragon. It should emulsify.

Cut the potatoes in half and mix the potatoes with the dressing while they are still warm. Season well.

Let the dressing soak in a bit and then mix in the spinach. Once that has a bit of dressing on it, arrange on a platter with the mackerel on the top.

Dust the whole thing with lemon zest and serve.