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Fresh Mackerel Stuffed with Feta Cheese and Fresh Herbs

A deliciously easy fish dish that makes a perfect summer lunch or dinner.


  • 16 fresh medium mackerel

  • 250g Feta cheese

  • 80ml double cream

  • 50g toasted breadcrumbs

  • 2 fresh eggs

  • 3tbls flat leaf parsley (finely chopped)

  • 2tbls chives (finely chopped)

  • 2tbls capers in salt (finely chopped)

  • 1 clove of garlic (finely chopped)

  • 4tbls Italian extra virgin olive oil

  • 5tbls Italian olive oil

  • To serve

  • 6 large round tomatoes

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1.

    Clean the mackerel by removing the head, spine and insides. Wash them in cold water and dry them on some kitchen roll. Open and lay flat on a chopping board with the skin down.

  • 2.

    To prepare the stuffing, in a large bowl, mix the Feta cheese, double cream, breadcrumbs, eggs, parsley, chives, capers and garlic until you create a smooth paste. Season with salt and pepper.

  • 3.

    Spread a couple of tablespoon of the mixture on the flat mackerel and then cover with another sardine creating a stuffed fish sandwich affect.

  • 4.

    Once ready brush them with olive oil and cook under a hot grill for approx. 7-8 minutes on each side.

  • 5.

    Serve immediately on a bed of sliced tomato salad dressed with extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper.

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