Simple summer recipe: mackerel salad

The previous month had been absurdly hot in the Netherlands for that time of the year. It was as hot as it would normally be mid-August. Today, the temperature has luckily become pleasant again, around 17-20 degrees. It isn't that hard anymore to sit behind my computer to work on my blog. I will start with this simple mackerel salad recipe. The heat has inspired me to create more different kinds of salads recently, as I just don't have much of an appetite, when it is suffocatingly hot. Munching on some refreshing and juicy salad leaves cools me down.

Albert Heijn AH makreelfilet op huid mackerel fish supermarket salad simple recipe summer

I don't know if the Albert Heijn supermarket normally sells mackerel or that it is a special, summer limited, BBQ product, but it was the first time that I saw this. It was also a lot cheaper than fresh salmon (which has become really expensive!), so I gave it a try.  

Albert Heijn AH makreelfilet op huid mackerel fish supermarket

What you need

- 200 g of mackerel fillet
- a bag of mixed lettuce and shredded yellow carrot
- a handful of cherry tomatoes
- soy sauce
- balsamic vinegar 
- sesame oil

How to make it

- Pan fry the mackerel fillet with a little bit of oil, until it is cooked and before you take them out of the pan, drizzle a little bit soy sauce over them.
- Set the fish aside to cool a little bit down.
- Wash and cut the lettuce and yellow carrot. (In my case: I bought it ready-made at the Albert Heijn supermarket)
- Wash the cherry tomatoes and put them in a large bowl, together with the rest of the salad.
- Make a salad dressing with a bit of soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and sesame oil. Flavor it to your liking and add it to the salad.
- Serve one mackerel fillet with some of the salad on the side. 

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