Grilled Mackerel With Onions, Olives and Pesto Drizzle

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is my adaptation of a dish I was served in a restaurant in France. It is delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a pan, heat a tablespoon olive oil.
  2. Add finely sliced onions, fennel and garlic.
  3. Cook until the onions and fennel start to soften (get shiny) and add olives, parsley, ground fennel seeds and a pinch of pepper.
  4. Rub a pinch of salt into the skin of each fish fillet.
  5. Under a hot, preheated grill, grill the fish, skin side up, until skin is crispy.
  6. Mix 1 teaspoon pesto with 3 tablespoons olive oil.
  7. Serve fish topped with the onion and olive mixture and drizzle with pesto/olive oil.
  8. The dish goes well with fries or baked potato and roast vegetables such as roast tomatoes.

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