Balik ekmek

Makes 2
15 minutes

Ingredients

Balik ekmek

  • 2 soft bread rolls, or soft Turkish bread
  • 2 smoked mackerel fillets
  • 1/2 lemon, to serve
  • chilli flakes, Turkish

Salad

  • 1 tbsp of pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 6 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/4 iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely sliced
  • 1/2 carrot, cut into very thin strips, or grated
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • salt
  • pepper

Yoghurt sauce

  • 1 tbsp of natural yoghurt, thick
  • 1 tbsp of mayonnaise
  • chopped parsley, 1 small handful

Method

1
Make the salad dressing by combining the pomegranate molasses, white wine vinegar, honey, olive oil and some salt and pepper in a jar. Put the lid on and shake until well-combined
2
Mix all the salad ingredients together and add enough salad dressing to coat. Set aside
3
Mix all of the yoghurt sauce ingredients together, season and set aside
4
To assemble the sandwiches, add a layer of the yoghurt sauce followed by the smoked mackerel, broken gently into pieces (be sure to remove any bones)
5
Top with some of the salad, sprinkle with Turkish chilli flakes and close the sandwich. Serve with a wedge of lemon