Smoked Mackerel, Leek and Radicchio Pasta Bake

Smoked Mackerel, Leek and Radicchio Pasta Bake
It sounds a bit of a weird combination - but it worked!

Natoora snuck some Radicchio Trevisano Tarvido into my recent Valentines Box and I have to admit I was a bit stumped to begin with. However, after a little bit of research, and a look in the fridge, I came up with this combo. The slightly bitter taste of the radicchio complimented the salty mackerel and sweet leeks perfectly.


| Serves:  2 | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes | Total Time: 30 Minutes |


  • 2 medium Leeks, sliced
  • 1 head of Radicchio Trevisano Tarvido, root cut off and sliced
  • 200g Smoked Mackerel, chopped
  • Amalfi Lemon, Zest of
  • 300ml Creme Fraiche
  • Handful of Grated Parmesan
  • Handful of Breadcrumbs
  • 200g Pasta


  • Step 1: Cook pasta according to instructions and set aside for later.
  • Step 2: Sweat the leeks in a knob of butter for 10 minutes then add the radicchio and cook for a further 5 minutes. Add in the creme fraiche, lemon zest and mackerel.
  • Step 3: Mix in the pasta and spoon into an ovepoof dish.
  • Step 4: Top with the breadcrumbs and parmesan and put under a preheated grill for 5 minutes until golden and bubbling.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date:  5th February 2010 |

Beth Sachs


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