Mackerel With Orange & Harissa Glaze

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I have yet to try this recipe but is posted by request and for safe-keeping.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour with smoked paprika and seasoning.
  2. Roll the mackerel fillets in the sifted flour mixture. Shake off excess flour and set the fish aside in a single layer.
  3. To make the glaze; put 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, the orange zest and juice and the harissa paste into a small bowl, and whisk together.
  4. Heat remaining olive oil in a frying pan with until very hot. Fry the fish fillets for 5 minutes on the skin side, then on the flesh side.
  5. When the fish is nearly cooked (it should look firm), pour over the orange and harissa glaze; bring to the boil and allow the liquid to bubble until sticky.
  6. Sprinkle over the pine nuts and coriander.
Most Helpful

It was a great success cooking this for my significant other! I'm not too skilled, but this recipe made sense for me and worked out nicely :) The aroma filling the kitchen when making the glaze was the kicker!

Dima T. November 12, 2015

Excellent recipe. Mackerel is such an underrated fish -- lots of good omega oils in it for you -- and very cheap in the UK at least. I pay about £1 for a whole fish. The citrus and spicy flavours go very well together here and it is quick to make. I served with mashed potatoes and some pan-fried greens. Next time I might make double the glaze so I have a bit to spoon around the plate and over the potatoes.

Sackville September 11, 2005