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Marinated Mackerel
I lived in Cornwall, between the ages of 10 to 14, and I remember the fishermen selling fresh mackerel at the harbour. Mackerel is a value-for-money fish in the shops, they are very filling so you only need small ones for this starter. Herrings can also be prepared in this way.

INGREDIENTS:Mackerel - 4 small approximately 225g (8 oz) each cleaned, Bay leaves - 4, Demerara sugar - 2 tbsp, Black peppercorns - 6, Cider vinegar - 150 ml, Cold black tea - 150 ml, Brown bread - 4 slices buttered and cut into triangles.

COOKING: 1. Pre-heat oven to 180C / 350F / Gas 4.
2. Place the mackerel in a shallow oven-proof dish. Place a bay leaf inside each fish. Sprinkle the sugar over them and add the peppercorns. Add a little salt if you wish.
3. Mix the vinegar and the tea together. Pour over the mackerel. Cover the dish and bake for 45 minutes until cooked.
4. Chill well before serving the fish with a little of the marinade and bread.