MACKEREL (Broiled Boston or Atlantic Mackerel)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

This is a recipe that my father used to make for the two of us many years ago. My mother would make something different for my brother & herself. Trust me, this is a GREAT TASTING RECIPE!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Have your fish monger clean& split for broiling, or buy fillets.
  2. Preheat broiler to 450 degrees.
  3. Brush fish with olive oil on both sides.
  4. Place fish, skin side down, on a greased broiler rack, 2” below the heat.
  5. Broil 5 minutes, then turn the fish& broil the other side for 3 minutes.
  6. While the fish broils, melt the butter.
  7. Mix the melted butter with salt, pepper, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder,& parsley.
  8. Place the fish on a warmed serving platter,& pour the butter sauce over the fish.
  9. Sprinkle lightly with paprika& serve at once.


Most Helpful

Great dish! I did it exactly like the recipe said other than using cilantro rather than parsley because I thought it would go better with the side of pico de gallo I made to go with it. It came out perfectly and I am very pleased because it was a very cheap meal for fish, only about %u20AC2.50 for about a pound of fish.

Tea Girl September 12, 2012

This was quick, easy and very tasty. Thanks for posting.

gwynn March 29, 2009

I was pleasantly surprised! This was my first time trying makerel and was very worried about having a "fishy" taste. I accidentally overcooked mine (left it in the oven to keep warm... didn't realize the broiler was still on) but it came out mild, and the sauce was amazing and worth the extra effort!

plaza January 17, 2009

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