Smoked mackerel pasta with peas and spinach

This mackerel pasta recipe is criminally quick and very popular with all the family.  Ideally use fresh vegetables for this, but you can use frozen ones if you have an empty fridge!

Smoked mackerel pasta with peas and spinach
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4 servings
 
This mackerel pasta recipe is criminally quick and very popular with all the family.  Ideally use fresh vegetables for this, but you can use frozen ones if you have an empty fridge!
Ingredients
  • 300g spelt or gluten-free pasta
  • 125g garden peas (shelled)
  • 125g broad beans (shelled)
  • 1 pack (~250g) smoked mackerel fillets, skinned and flaked
  • 100g fresh leaf spinach (optional, my children don't like to know they're eating spinach!)
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
Instructions
  1. Heat a large pan of boiling water, add pasta and simmer for 7 minutes. Stir in the peas and broad beans and cook for a further 3–4 minutes, until the pasta and vegetables are tender.
  2. Drain well and stir in the mackerel and the spinach, allowing it to wilt.
  3. Add the olive oil, lemon juice and zest.
  4. Season with freshly ground black pepper.

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