Serves 4

Ingredients
400g smoked mackerel
For the beetroot, orange and seaweed ferment
4 beetroot, sliced finely into discs (use different coloured beetroot if possible)
1 orange, sliced into discs
handful of pepper dulse seaweed (if you don’t have fresh use dried after it has been soaked)
dill, finely chopped
For the salad
handful of rocket
30g hazelnuts, roasted
20ml of rapeseed oil
¼ lemon, juiced
1 tsp. of good sea salt
For the salsa
2 tomatoes, diced
2tbsp. horseradish, grated
bunch of flat leaf parsley, chopped
½ lemon, zest and juice
dash of rapeseed oil
½ tsp. sea salt

Method

For the beetroot, orange and seaweed ferment
Prepare beetroot, orange and seaweed up to ten days beforehand to allow it to ferment.
Mix the beetroot, orange slices, seaweed and dill together in a large bowl. Add in the sea salt. Using your hands gently mix in the salt for about 5 minutes. Place this into a clear Kilner jar. To reduce the amount of air within the jar use a piece of cabbage leaf or some cling film, put it on top of the contents and give it a little push down. Close the jar and leave it for at least 10 days. You can open the jar every few days to let out the excess gas.
Once it has fermented, there will be a slight acidic tang to it. You can ferment it as long as you like but remember that it will become more acidic the longer it ferments.

For the salad
Remove as much of the ferment as you need and place it in a bowl. Mix in a handful of rocket and some toasted hazelnuts, and drizzle it with some lemon juice and rapeseed oil. Toss together. 

For the salsa
Make the salsa up to 3 days before.
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Mix it well for about 5 minutes to allow the salt to come in contact with all of the other ingredients. Place this in a Kilner jar. Leave this to ferment for 3 days. You can keep it for about 10 days in the fridge but to keep the freshness I find around 3 days is perfect.

To serve
Heat the mackerel on a tray in the oven for about 2-3 minutes (really you only need to warm it through to take the chill out of it). Place some of the salad in the centre of the plate and put the mackerel on top. Drizzle some salsa over the fish.

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