Recipe #6 pompey-style mackerel burgers

This cheap and easy burger will help boost your IQ points during the dreaded exam period. A light and healthy meal, it’s high in omega-3 oils (fresh mackerel is full of these but tinned is cheaper), it’ll taste like it’s from a greasy spoon but without the guilt trip. Quality nosh for sharing with your study buddy.

Serves: 2
Prep: 5 mins
Cooking: 5 mins

• Small tin of mackerel in brine
• 2 pitta breads
• 1 egg
• 1 lime
• 1tsp chopped chilli
• Clump of fresh coriander
• 1 tsp fresh ginger
• Fistful of mixed salad leaves
• Mayonnaise
• Sweet chilli sauce
• Dusting of flour
• Shot of olive oil

1. Squeeze out as much brine as possible from the tinned mackerel and place in a bowl.
2. Zest the lime into the bowl with finely chopped chilli, ginger and coriander. Crack in the egg and mix well.
3. Shape the mixture into four burgers. Dust with flour and fry in oil until crisp, golden and hot right through.
4. Warm the pitta breads in a toaster, cut into halves and open the pocketsm spread on mayonnaise, chuck in the salad leaves, slot in a burger and top off with chilli sauce. Nom!

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