Stuffed mackerel and cumin potatoes

Transport yourself to a beach in Goa with this fresh and fragrant fish dish.

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For the stuffed mackerel

  • limes, juice only
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 4 small mackerel, cleaned, trimmed and central bone removed after slitting over the top on either side
  • 3-4 tbsp rapeseed or sunflower oil
  • 200-250g/7-9oz of prawns, cleaned, peeled and chopped
  • 5-6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 8cm/3in piece fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 2-3 long green chillies, chopped
  • 15 curry leaves, shredded
  • 1 heaped tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 100g/3½oz melted butter or 2 tbsp oil (optional)

For the potatoes

To serve

  • seasonal leaves