Michel Roux Jr.'s potato salad with grilled mackerel recipe

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  • healthy
  • Low-fat
Cooking Time30 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Fat3 g4%

Michel Roux Junior's potato salad with grilled mackerel is a great way to serve potato salad as a meal rather than a side dish. Celebrity Masterchef judge Michel Roux Jr.'s has created this tasty potato salad with hot horseradish and healthy mackerel, an oily fish that is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, selenium and vitamin B12. It makes a great summer dinner, and keeps well in the fridge for a packed lunch the next day.


  • 4 fillets mackerel, trimmed and pin-boned
  • 4tbsp sour cream
  • 4 potatoes
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 stick fresh horseradish
  • Salt, pepper, lemon juice




  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until fully cooked. Leave to cool then peel.
  2. Cut into dice and fold in the thinly sliced spring onion, sour cream, seasoning and as much grated horseradish as you can take.
  3. Lay the fish skin side up, brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place under a hot grill and cook for 6-8 mins.
  4. The skin should be browned and crisp. Finish with a little lemon juice and lay the fish on top of the potato salad. Decorate with a little spring onion.
Top Tip for making Michel Roux Jr.'s potato salad with grilled mackerel

Judith Horowitz, 30, from Burnley, Lancashire says when you cook fish in the pan or under the grill, let it cook undisturbed for 3-4 mins beore you touch it. It will develop a nice crust and be easier to turn.

Michel Roux Jr was born in Kent where he was brought up around cooking. His earliest memories are playing in the kitchens where his father, the famous Albert Roux, worked as private chefs for the Cazelet family. He left school at 16 and worked his was around the Paris restaurant scene learning how to cook his now signature style of classic French food with a modern twist. In 1991 Michel took over his father and uncle’s restaurant La Gavroche. It has since been awarded three Michelin stars- the first ever in the UK- and was the first ever Michelin starred restaurant to offer a set price lunch to make fine dining more accessible. If you’re looking to impress your friends and family with home made sauces and pastries, try Michel Roux Jr's recipes.  (opens in new tab) Michel is now best known for presenting BBC’s Masterchef: The Professionals and the ‘Great British Food Revival.’ Michel also has a number of best-selling recipe books, including  The French Revolution, which aims to teach you simple yet delicious French recipes from scratch. Alongside cooking he is also a keen runner and has completed 21 marathons in aid of his chosen charity, Visually Impaired Children Taking Action.