This smoked mackerel, pea and spring onion omelette is a favourite at our house and we eat it lots. It is packed with goodness and the kids love the salty flavour of the mackerel, the familiarity of the (frozen) peas and the crunch of the spring onions. Smoked mackerel is excellent value and is already cooked so it’s really versatile. The whole meal serves 2-4 people and costs about £2.50 in total.
The omelette is also great cut in to strips for young kids or if you are weaning your baby (just make sure you tear the mackerel really small). For an even quicker alternative to the omelette, you can scramble the eggs instead (I do this in the microwave) then add the peas (also heated in the microwave), spring onions and mackerel.
The omelette takes about 20 minutes to make and is seriously delicious along with a dollop of mayo on the side or sweet chilli sauce on top! Any leftover mackerel could be used to make this tasty one-pot kedgeree https://katielovescooking.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/my-one-pot-kedgeree-ready-in-20-mins/.
Smoked mackerel, pea and spring onion omelette (serves 2-4 people depending on appetite and whether you eat it with something on the side e.g. sausages/salad)
Large handful frozen peas
3 spring onions, finely chopped
Small shake dried herbs
1 fillet smoked mackerel, torn in to smallish pieces (no skin)
3 eggs, lightly beaten with a little milk and pepper
Heat the peas in a (oven proof) frying pan with a little oil on a medium heat for about 4 mins, until they are cooked. Add the spring onions, shake of herbs and mackerel pieces and stir for 2 mins until everything is mixed, then move the ingredients around the pan until they are evenly dispersed. Give the eggs another beat then pour in to and around the pan, so it is covered with a thin layer of egg. You may need to tip the pan carefully a few times to make sure it is covered. Heat for another 5 mins or so until the egg is set in the middle and the edges are beginning to set, then transfer the whole pan under the grill for around 5 mins, until fully set and a little golden. Eat with mayo or sweet chilli sauce!