The Complete Egg: Crab and Mackerel Boats

The Complete Egg: Crab and Mackerel Boats

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This online cooking masterclass series is all about the ever-delicious and useful, protein packed egg! These versatile and healthy recipes will have you prepared for any occasion. In this episode Chef Kerri McGuinness makes crab and mackerel boats. Learn to make this delicious snack from scratch and watch it become a firm party favourite. About Chef Kerri McGuinness: Kerri is a cook from the West of Ireland- making her Irish to the core! She grew up on a farm, and married a Devon lad, before moving to London in 2010. Her brother-in-law Matt has a few hens in the West Country, and she uses the eggs as much as possible because they are the most gorgeous! Using Matt’s produce and visiting the farm, Kerri has gotten to know the neighbouring suppliers who cultivate beautiful veggies, pretty micro-herbs and rear happy pigs. Kerri launched Very Kerri in 2013, and its focus is on feeding followers inspiration for dining out in London and entertaining at home, through interactive food maps, honest restaurant reviews and insightful blog posts. Over the years, the brand has evolved into offering creative and commercial services in hospitality, whilst adding value with recipes and kitchen hacks along the way. Today, whether it’s brunch hosting, content writing, or Planet Eat presenting, Kerri is a one-man band for bringing fun food ideas to life.

Crab and Mackerel Boats


  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and diced
  • 1 medium red onion, diced and in a small bowl of water
  • 4 cornichons, diced
  • 3 smoked mackerel fillets (around 200g)
  • 1 lemon and juiced
  • 3 tablespoons mayo
  • 2 soft-boiled eggs, peeled and quartered
  • 100g picked white crab meat
  • Small bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • Baby gem lettuce leaves, rinsed and dried
  • Handful of chervil leaves, wrapped in damp kitchen towel
  • Rye crisps

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