Mackerel Fillets with a delicious Basil Pesto served on a crusty baguette….. you will love it

Mackerel Fillets with a delicious Basil Pesto served on a crusty baguette….. you will love it

Don’t we all have those days when all you want is something quick to throw together to satisfy those hunger pangs? I had a wonderful weekend of cooking and creating but by midday yesterday I was having one of those days that I have just told you about. My hubby stopped by at the local Euro butcher in the morning and brought back a crusty delicious baguette. With my hunger pangs roaring and the baguette screaming my name I swiftly made my way to the pantry and to the rescue was a lonely tin of mackerel that was dying to be paired with the baguette, so I obliged. 

Smoked Mackerel
Smoked Mackerel with basil pesto on a baguette


There was some delicious basil pesto lying in the fridge so I decided to throw that into the mix as well. Some baby tomatoes, sliced red onions and fresh chilli made this a match made in heaven. I purchased the mackerel from Woolworths, I have linked it for ease of reference. 


Smoked mackerel with basil pesto
Mackerel with basil pesto

Sometimes it really is the simple things in life that can make those hunger pangs run away. I am so glad that I added the basil pesto to the smoked mackerel and I hope you give it a try to. Let me know what you think when you do.

Happy cooking 


Smoked mackerel with basil pesto

Mackerel Fillets with Basil Pesto on a Baguette

A quick yet delicious light lunch to put together in a couple of minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack


  • 125 grams Mackerel Fillets in Tomato Sauce From Woolworths
  • 4 slices French baguette
  • 6 baby tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons basil pesto
  • 1 small red onion finely sliced
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 chillies finely chopped


  • Toast the baguette slices
  • Flake the mackerel
  • Place the sliced baby tomatoes on the toasted baguette
  • Next carefully place the flaked mackerel onto the sliced tomatoes
  • Top with dollops of basil pesto, sliced red onion, chillies and adjust salt and pepper to taste
Keyword basil pesto, fish, smoked mackerel

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