Basil & lemon chickpeas with mackerel
Good Food favourite Lesley Waters proves that healthy can be hearty – and tasty too!
- Prep:10 mins
- Serves 4
Nutrition per serving
- kcal 486
- fat 31g
- saturates 5g
- carbs 24g
- sugars 4g
- fibre 7g
- protein 29g
- salt 1.21g
- 3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
- 1 bunch spring onion, sliced
- 1 large garlic clove, crushed
- zest 1 lemon and squeeze of juice
- 2 x 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 150ml vegetable stock
- 85g SunBlush tomatoes, halved
- 4 mackerel fillets, skin on
- 1 large bunch basil
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large, shallow pan. Add the spring onions, garlic and lemon zest, then cook for 2 mins until the onions are tender but still very green. Add the chickpeas, then stir until well coated in the onion mixture. Lightly crush with a potato masher, then add the stock and tomatoes. Simmer for 3-4 mins or until the liquid is absorbed, then set aside to cool slightly.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Season the mackerel fillets on both sides and fry for 3 mins each side, starting on the skin side. You’ll probably need to cook these in two batches.
Add the basil and a squeeze of lemon juice to the chickpeas, then season to taste. To serve, spoon the warm chickpeas onto serving plates, drizzle with a little extra olive oil and top with the mackerel fillets.