What mackerel lacks in looks, it makes up for in flavour and nutrition. Mackerel is a great source of high quality protein, vitamins and minerals and omega 3 fatty acids that are essential for maintaining optimal health. A fish that’s so rich in flavour like this would work perfectly with the acidity of a fresh tomato salad.


  • 2 plate-sized whole mackerels, gutted

  • 1 Tbsp ghee

  • 1 handful of fresh parsley or mixed herbs

  • 1 Tbsp butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, mined

  • Juice and zest of ½ lemon

  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar

  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • 1.

    Heat a little ghee in a pan over medium to high heat

  • 2.

    Season the mackerel with salt and pepper and place in the pan

  • 3.

    Cook about 4 minutes on the first side, turn and cook a further 1 minute on the second side

  • 4.

    Remove to a fresh plate

  • 5.

    Turn the heat down and add butter to the pan, along with garlic, lemon, red wine vinegar salt and pepper and toss together for 30 seconds

  • 6.

    To serve, pour the sauce over the fish and top with fresh herbs

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Posted by Jonathan39Report
Simple, quick and my 12.5 year old son loved it even though I was out of parika. As far as quantities are concerned, it's hard to go wrong. A "splash" of red wine is all you need. Thank for this. The oven where I'm living for a bit bust so I had to find a way of cooking a couple of mackerel and I had everything but the paprika in stock.
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