Pan-Fried Mackerel With Red Pepper and Squash

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Elly in Canada

Mackerel is best when purchased, cooked and served FRESH! Delicious and healthy!

Top Review by SugaredAlmond

This was fabulous! Lovely, fresh zingy flavours and the Mackerel was a revelation (I'm a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to dealing with fish with heads etc...). The only changes I would make would be to add some chopped coriander and chilli to the veggies, but that's just personal taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare mackerel:.
  2. Clean, remove heads and tails, split fish down the spine and remove bones, wash fillets and set aside; this will yield 4 fillets.
  3. Cook vegetables:.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large frypan over medium heat.
  5. Add onion, sauté stirring for 1 minute, add ginger, stir.
  6. Add the squash, chayote, salt, pepper and lemon juice, continue to sauté until vegetables are tender crisp.
  7. Add the pepper strips, parsley and cook for 1 minute.
  8. Remove from heat, set aside, keep warm.
  9. Cook fish:.
  10. On a flat dish combine cornmeal, flour, salt, cayenne pepper and paprika
  11. In a large frypan over medium-high heat melt butter and 3 tblsp. olive oil.
  12. Roll fillets in cornmeal mixture, shake off excess.
  13. Place in frypan skin side up, cook 3 to 5 minutes, flip over and cook another 3 to 5 minutes (depends on thickness of fish).
  14. Serve immediately with warm vegetables on the side. Enjoy!

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