Monday, 26 March 2012

Mack Daddy

OK, it's finally happened- after about 6months of positively glowing health, I've been hit with what feels like the bubonic plague… in reality, it's known as the common cold…but nevertheless…damn you germs! I'm in desperate need of a feel good remedy, and I am reminded of the Sound of Music classic -

"When the dog bites, when the bees sting, when I'm feeling sad,  
I simply remember my favourite things, and then don't feel so bad"

Good ol' Julie Andrews- she really does know what she's talking about.

Now, what makes me feel better? Chocolate? Not quite. Soup? Come off it. To me, it's an obvious choice. The daddy of choices- the Mack daddy. King of the fishes- Mackerel. 

Fish, I know sounds like a weird choice, but for me, is always guaranteed to put a smile on my face. I got married about 2 years ago, and to this day whenever I head home for special home cooked meal, my mum and dad hook me up with Mackerel and an assortment of my favourite vegetable curries. People, you can't go far wrong with this combo.

Here's my feel good fishy treat with oven baked aubergine curry, coriander flavoured dhal and garlic broccoli. 

Have a look at those colours, and tell me it doesn't make you smile. 


  1. You've just solved next week's dinner party dilemma. This is substantial enough to be a "proper dinner" dish, but not too heavy for springtime. I love this blog, thank you. (And those red and white strawberry cupcakes!) *dons white hat and apron*

  2. Thank you Francake! I absolutely love this meal. Must admit, felt a little sad when the last bit of mackerel was done! Even better about cooking something like this for a dinner party is that you are not trapped in the kitchen all day, and can be cooked about 10mins before serving- hot from the grill! Deeelish! x