Spaghetti with mackerel and fennel seeds


This recipe is new favorite at our house. Dead simple, made with ingredients we always stock in our cupboard: spaghetti, tinned mackerel, garlic, onions, fennel seeds and olive oil. Brilliant just like this. If you feel like it it’s nice to add some greens. Broad beans or swiss char work very well but I guess fennel would be nice too.

You’ll need:

  • 1 pack spaghetti
  • 1-2 tinned mackerels
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 garlic glove
  • 1 tbs fennel seeds
  • a hand full broadbeans boiled and peeled
  • 1 stalk of swiss chard
  • 1 dl white wine or a some pastis
  • olive oil, salt and pepper

Boil the spaghetti water. Cut a small onion and some garlic. Slowly fry the onion with a pinch of salt. When they start to turn golden add the garlic and the fennel seeds. At this point I added some boiled and peeled broad beans and some finely cut swiss char. Drench with a bit of white wine or pastis. Add the tinned mackerel. Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper.

Mix with the spaghetti and serve.