Jamie Oliver claims that kedgeree is not just for breakfast in the January edition of his Jamie magazine, it can also make a deliciously filling lunch box filler. So, I decided to give his South Indian kedgeree dish a go. It didn’t look too complicated and with time to spare it seemed the perfect way to while away the time. And, as I love smoked mackerel fillets (particularly the ones coated in cracked pepper) and the husband does not, it was a great excuse to indulge myself. Some people indulge in chocolate, I indulge myself by secretly scoffing mackerel fillets!!!!
I thought this would be a quick cook, boil some rice, make a curry paste, blanch some veg and then mix the whole lot together and top with a boiled egg and flakes of wonderful mackerel fillet. But, it took a lot longer than I anticipated (I’m not sure why) and it was a very late lunch. It was worth the faffing though, as in typical Jamie Oliver style, the kedgeree was delicious and suitably filling, especially with the addition of some mango chutney as suggested.
The verdict from the cook: ‘This is supposed to serve two for lunch, but with portion sizes that large, you’d need a suitcase sized lunch box to pack it into.’