Mackerel with beans and pickled cucumbers (Ropotamo Mackerel)

Today I would like to diversify a little the Easter menu with a very old and delicious recipe that I remember from my childhood – Ropotamo Mackerel.

For our younger audience, I would like to explain that the recipe comes from canned mackerel, which was sold in shops, which contained tomato sauce and pickled cucumbers. I’m not sure about the beans … I may be burdened by the taste of childhood, but I have a feeling that everything was tastier then. Probably because I was a kid … So I’m glad Tanya Kiryazova reminded me of this recipe and shared it on her site mytasted.blogspot.com. Thank you very much, Tanya!

And here is how I prepared it:

 

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НЕОБХОДИМИ ПРОДУКТИ:

 3 mackerels
 3 pickled cucumbers
 1 canned boiled white beans
 1 canned boiled black beans
 2 onions
 4 cloves garlic
 2 carrots
 800 g canned and peeled tomatoes
 200 ml water
 1 tsp. salt
 1 tsp. red pepper powder
 1 tsp. oregano
 1 tsp. dried parsley
 2 laurel leaves
 ½ tsp. black pepper
 ½ lemon (optional)
 100 g canned cooking spice (minced tomatoes, peppers, carrots and onions) - optional
 5 tbsp. sunflower oil

Prep Time25 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

 

НАЧИН НА ПРИГОТВЯНЕ:

1

Cut the onions and carrots into small pieces. Put them in a deep frying pan with the oil and fry them for about 5 minutes.

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2

Once the onions and carrots soften, add the chopped garlic.

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3

Simmer for another 5 minutes until the vegetables get tender.

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4

Add the tomatoes. If you have a home-made or purchased minced spices for cooking in a jar, add one. Stir.

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5

Add all the other spices. Stir.

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6

Add the water. Allow to simmer for about 5-10 minutes.

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7

Meanwhile, cut the mackerel into thick slices and arrange them in the baking pan. Optionally, you can cut small pieces of lemon and one inside each piece of mackerel. I did not put it, because I do not like sour, and I decided that pickled cucumbers will give enough sour flavour to the dish.

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8

Now add the drained cans with the beans.

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9

Add the pickles cut into slices. Stir well.

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10

Pour the sauce over the mackerel in the backing pan.

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11

Bake the dish in a preheated oven at about 180 degrees for about 45-50 minutes until the fish is cooked.

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12

Serve while still warm.
Enjoy! 🙂

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Щом аз мога, значи и вие можете!
Добър апетит!

 

Ingredients

 3 mackerels
 3 pickled cucumbers
 1 canned boiled white beans
 1 canned boiled black beans
 2 onions
 4 cloves garlic
 2 carrots
 800 g canned and peeled tomatoes
 200 ml water
 1 tsp. salt
 1 tsp. red pepper powder
 1 tsp. oregano
 1 tsp. dried parsley
 2 laurel leaves
 ½ tsp. black pepper
 ½ lemon (optional)
 100 g canned cooking spice (minced tomatoes, peppers, carrots and onions) - optional
 5 tbsp. sunflower oil

Directions

1

Cut the onions and carrots into small pieces. Put them in a deep frying pan with the oil and fry them for about 5 minutes.

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2

Once the onions and carrots soften, add the chopped garlic.

Скумрия "Ропотамо"

3

Simmer for another 5 minutes until the vegetables get tender.

Скумрия "Ропотамо"

4

Add the tomatoes. If you have a home-made or purchased minced spices for cooking in a jar, add one. Stir.

Скумрия "Ропотамо"

5

Add all the other spices. Stir.

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6

Add the water. Allow to simmer for about 5-10 minutes.

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7

Meanwhile, cut the mackerel into thick slices and arrange them in the baking pan. Optionally, you can cut small pieces of lemon and one inside each piece of mackerel. I did not put it, because I do not like sour, and I decided that pickled cucumbers will give enough sour flavour to the dish.

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8

Now add the drained cans with the beans.

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9

Add the pickles cut into slices. Stir well.

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10

Pour the sauce over the mackerel in the backing pan.

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11

Bake the dish in a preheated oven at about 180 degrees for about 45-50 minutes until the fish is cooked.

Скумрия "Ропотамо"

12

Serve while still warm.
Enjoy! 🙂

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