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Maquereaux a la Provencal   HT HD French 40mins


Serves 4    Hot   Fish  Herbs  Hors d'oeuvre Starter   Appetizer   Healthy Eating  Dairy Gluten Wheat Free Eggless France  Europe



2 Medium Onions, thinly sliced

350g/12oz Tomatoes, finely chopped

2 tbsp Olive Oil

1 teasp Dried Thyme

1 Bay Leaf

Salt and Black Pepper

4 small Mackerel, gutted and trimmed

˝ Lemon

4 tinned Anchovy Fillets

8 Black Olives

Freshly chopped Parsley to garnish



1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas mark 6 and grease a shallow ovenproof dish.


2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the onions and sauté until soft and transparent then add the tomatoes, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes stirring from time to time.


3. Transfer the tomato mixture to the greased ovenproof dish then place the prepared mackerel on top, having seasoned them inside and out with salt and pepper.


4. Cover with a lid or aluminium foil and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the fish are tender.


5. Meanwhile, slice the lemon then halve each slice and roll up each anchovy fillet.


6.  To serve - garnish the fish with the rolled anchovy fillets, lemon slices and black olives. Serve immediately.


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