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Spicy Thai Mackerel Biryani

Spicy Thai Mackerel Biryani

Rating
4rating out of 5

(764 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Indian

Smoky, salty mackerel works well with snappy, fresh flavours. This health-fuelled biryani-inspired rice dish is peppered with fresh lime, ginger and chilli. Perfect for warming up a cold evening. Lip-smackerel-ing good!

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Indian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Red-onion
1 red onion
Red-chilli
1 red chilli
Lime
1 lime
fresh-ginger
15g root ginger
fresh-coriander
10g fresh coriander
Cherry-tomatoes
125g cherry tomatoes
mild-curry-powder
2 tbsp curry powder
Smoked-mackerel-fillet
100g British smoked mackerel fillet †
basmati-rice
150g basmati rice
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 lime
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 10g coriander
  • 125g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 x 100g British smoked mackerel fillet<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 130g basmati rice
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 577 kJ
136 kcal
1723 kJ
407 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
3 g
0.8 g
9.1 g
2.3 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
22.2 g
2.4 g
66.2 g
7.3 g
Fibre 2 g 5.9 g
Protein 6.5 g 19.4 g
Salt 0.67 g 1.99 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 red onion
red onion
1 red chilli
red chilli
1 lime
lime
15g fresh root ginger
ginger
10g coriander
coriander(100%)
125g cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
2 tbsp curry powder
cumin, coriander, onion powder, salt, sugar, chilli powder, ginger, garlic, fenugreek, paprika, turmeric, cassia cinnamon, black pepper, cloves, colouring: paprika extract, bay, cardamom
1 x 100g British smoked mackerel fillet
mackerel (fish)(97%), salt
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (fish)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Spicy Mackerel Biryani

Add the rice, 375ml (750ml) water and salt (optional) to a pot over a high heat and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid and cook for 10-15 min or until the water has absorbed

Check occasionally to prevent over-cooking and once done, drain and rinse with cold water

2 Spicy Mackerel Biryani

Meanwhile, peel and slice the onion(s) finely

Add 2-4 tbsp olive oil in a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) over a medium heat

Once hot, add the onion and cook for 5-8 min or until slightly golden and starting to caramelise

3 Spicy Mackerel Biryani

Meanwhile, slice the chilli(es) in half lengthways, scrape the seeds out with a teaspoon and slice finely

Peel the ginger (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon) and finely chop (or grate)

4 Spicy Mackerel Biryani

Add the chilli (can't handle the heat? Go easy!), curry powder and the ginger to the onions

Cook for a further 1-2 min

Tip: Add more oil if too dry

5 Spicy Mackerel Biryani

Add the cooled rice to the pan and mix in gently 

Tip: Cooling the rice stops it clumping together

Cook for 4 min or until the rice has warmed through

6 Spicy Mackerel Biryani

Meanwhile, slice the cherry tomatoes in half

Cut the lime(s) into quarters

Chop the coriander finely, including the stalks

Peel the skin off the mackerel (discard) and tear it up

7 Spicy Mackerel Biryani

Add the mackerel, cherry tomatoes, juice of half the (whole) lime and half the coriander to the pan and reduce the heat to low

Carefully stir all the ingredients through the rice

Taste and tweak for seasoning 

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Serve the biryani with a wedge of lime and a sprinkle of the remaining coriander

Enjoy!

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