Smoked mackerel, beetroot and fennel puff pastry tart recipe

By Charlie Clapp

  1. Serves 4
  2. Takes 10 minutes to make, 20 minutes to cook
  3. Rating

An elegant and flavourful puff pastry tart that is simple to make and packed with British goodness.

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Smoked mackerel, beetroot and fennel puff pastry tart


  1. 375g ready rolled puff pastry sheet
  2. 1 large fennel bulb, fronds attached
  3. Knob of butter
  4. 150g ready cooked baby beetroot
  5. 1 packet (about 330g) smoked mackerel, skin removed, flaked 100g Wensleydale, crumbled


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Lay the pastry on
  2. a non-stick baking sheet and gently score a 2.5cm border all around the pastry. Prick the centre with a fork several times, then bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
  3. 2. Meanwhile, thinly slice the fennel, reserving the fronds for later. Heat the butter in a pan and cook the fennel for 5-10 minutes until tender. Cut the beetroot into thin wedges.
  4. 3. Gently push down the centre of the pastry, leaving a risen border. Scatter over the fennel, beetroot and mackerel, then return to the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, then crumble over the cheese and the reserved fennel fronds. Serve straightaway.

Nutritional info

Per serving: 506kcals, 37.2g fat (14.1g saturated), 18.3g protein, 24.2g carbs (3.3g sugars), 1.8g salt, 1.4g fibre Take one make six

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