Grilled mackerel fillets Bois Boudran

This is one of the Rouxs’ all-time favourite sauces – and surely one of the few French recipes that call for tomato ketchup!

Ingredients – serves 4

4 prepared mackerel fillets
Sunflower oil
\cracked black pepper

For the Bois Boudran sauce
1 tsp parsley, chopped
1 tsp tarragon, chopped
1 tsp chervil, chopped
1 tsp chives, chopped
200ml virgin olive oil
2 dessert spoons white wine vinegar
2 shakes Worcestershire sauce
1 dessertspoon tomato ketchup
2 tsp shallots, finely chopped
Pinch salt

Brush the mackerel fillets with a little sunflower oil
Season lightly with salt & pepper and grill lightly on both sides or pan-fry in a non-stick pan

For the Bois Boudran sauce
Mix together the oil, tomato ketchup, white wine vinegar & Worcestershire sauce
Add the herbs and shallots and check the seasoning

To serve
Mix together some salad leaves, including rocket & watercress for a bit of bite. Divide the salad onto 4 plates. Place a mackerel fillet on top of the salad and spoon the sauce around it

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