I’ll make it short: When I tried the first fork of these noodles with phenomenally good mackerel tomato sauce, I cried. Ok, maybe not really with big crocodile tears and smeared mascara. But you can believe me, I could hardly believe my luck. Because: When the man and I moved to Kiel (which is already really, really long ago), one of our first standard dishes was pasta with tuna and tomato sauce. However, we stopped buying tuna a few years ago. Accordingly, there was no longer the delicious pasta dish for us.
But then, a few weeks ago, I read in a cookbook that canned tuna can be wonderfully replaced with mackerel. So I went straight the next day, got a can of mackerel fillets and cooked our beloved pasta .
And what can I say? A culinary lottery win and our old favorite recipe confusingly similar. Let’s do this!
Very briefly on mackerel and canned fish in general.
If you’ve run past the shelves of canned fish in the supermarket so far, do not be afraid. I felt the same way. But friends, the handle to this new ingredient is well worth it. Or really new you can not just call fish from the can. But somehow we have forgotten over time the merits of this delicacy (oh yes!).
So my dears, may I introduce you? High-quality, sustainably fished mackerel fillets in organic olive oil – best blog readers in the world. All right, now you know each other. In addition a few details complacent? Mackerel fillet is delicious and wonderfully versatile. From the thing you can use it just like tuna from the tin. I’m thinking of salads and pizza and, most importantly, pasta!
For the pasta with mackerel and tomato sauce, onions and garlic cubes are glassy steamed in the mackerel olive oil. In addition there is the juicy mackerel, an incredibly creamy tomato-cream sauce and neat oregano for the spice power.
A pinch of that divine spicy, creamy sauce to your noodles and your day is saved.
If only everything was so easy in life!
Tips for the recipe:
- It is important that you pay attention to high quality and sustainable fishing with the mackerel.
- This recipe is perfect as a prescription, since all the ingredients (except for the cream, but usually lasts a few weeks) are long lasting.
- Spicy, we like it pure with oregano. Basil, herbs of Provence or a little paprika, for example, also top class.
- You like it sharp? Then just add some fresh or dried chilli.
I hope you will love this recipe.
The Pasta with Mackerel Tomato Sauce is:
- In 20 minutes on the table.
- A Joker recipe with ingredients from the pantry.
- The perfect alternative to pasta with tuna sauce.
You tried this recipe? Then let me know! Comment, rate and do not forget to tag your photo on Instagram with #kochkarussell . Thank you, dear ones!
Pasta with Mackerel Tomato Sauce
The simple pasta with mackerel tomato sauce with mackerel fillets, onion, garlic, tomato paste, cream and oregano delicious, practical and fast!
Portions : 2
Calories per serving : 799 kcal
Mackerel fillets in olive oil
- Salt and pepper
[ 19459001] Cook noodles according to package instructions. In the meantime peel onion and garlic and finely chop.
Heat 2 tablespoons of mackerel olive oil in a large pan. Stew the onion and garlic cubes in glass for a few minutes. Add mackerel and divide with two forks. Fry briefly, then add tomato paste, cream and oregano.
Simmer until the sauce has a creamy texture. Season with salt and pepper and serve with the noodles. Enjoy.