Mackerel Bialys

This might be the best sandwich, in the world, ever. It is healthy... but mostly it's delicious.


  • 150g ish Smoked Mackerel
  • 50g ish Celery or Fennel (or both)
  • Quarter (25g ish) White Onion
  • 2 tbsp 0% Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp Homemade Mayonnaise
  • Pinch of Salt & crunch of Black Pepper

To serve

This terrific recipe, and the (Bagel style) Bialys are from Marc Grossman’s ‘New York Cult Recipes’ book. I took the liberty of replacing the Sour Cream in his sandwich with 0% Greek Yoghurt.

Wash, and very finely slice some Fennel and / or Celery

Very finely dice the Onion

Remove the skin from the Smoked Mackerel fillets and put into a large bowl, with the chopped vegetables

Add the Greek Yoghurt, the Mayonnaise, a pinch of Salt, a crunch of Black Pepper – and give the mixture a very gentle stir

Leave the mixture in the fridge for half an hour or so

Serve inside Bialys with some Lettuce leaves and a few slices of crisp Cucumber.  A simple coleslaw on the side is excellent too…

(Brioche style rolls, or wholegrain rolls would be nearly as nice)

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