Fresh mackerel has a strong flavour, so it contrasts well with the more subtle taste of the lentils and herbs. The pomegranate seeds add some sharpness and the nuts add a good crunchy texture. Try to incorporate an oily fish into your diet at least once a week; up to twice a week for girls and young women; and up to four times for boys, men and older women.
Oily fish such as mackerel, herring, sardines, salmon, trout and fresh tuna are the richest source of long-chain omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fat is particularly important in helping to reduce LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol in the blood, as well as preventing blood clots and regulating the heartbeat.