Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
Mackerel is one of the easiest fish for us to catch here in Maine so I am always on the lookout for a new recipe. This is one I want to try soon. The recipe calls for 2 2-lb mackerel, but we usually catch smaller ones. I think just adjusting the baking time would allow for me to use smaller fish.
- 2 mackerel (about 2 lb each)
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 carrot, diced fine
- 1⁄2 green pepper, chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 3⁄4 cup vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a saucepan over low heat combine all ingredients except for the fish.
- Cook over low heat for about 20 minutes.
- Remove the bay leaf.
- Place fish in a baking dish and pour the sauce over the fish.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes.
Kim you are fortunate to be able to catch mackerel locally. Here on the shores of Lake Ontario that is impossible! I reduced the quantities for two, and the fish were relatively small. I cut down the cooking time as well. You do not indicate what type of vinegar to use. I opted for plain white, and was surprise to find the "sauce" soaked up all the vinegar. When cooked I placed it on top of the fish. It was really a different taste which was what I was looking for. We added baked beans and a small cole-slaw. It was an enjoyable meal. Good luck, and thanks. Bangers n"Mash