Lemon Garlic Mackerel

"Mackerel is a recent discovery for me. I never knew how to cook it but I learned quickly once I discovered how cheap it is and how good it is for you! This is a really simple way to cook it."
Lemon Garlic Mackerel created by Sackville
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  • Lay the fillets of fish on a baking tray, which has been covered with foil for easy clean up.
  • Sprinkle with salt and leave for 5-10 minutes. This helps give the flesh a firmer texture but you may omit this step if you prefer.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven grill.
  • Mix together the garlic, lemon and some freshly ground black pepper.
  • Pour over the mackerel and then put in the oven to grill for about 5 minutes.
  • If you have some fresh herbs like parsley to hand you could finely chop them and sprinkle them over the fish at this point.
  • Serve with your favourite veggies.

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  1. rainbothorp
    How long do i grill this on an open gas grill?
  2. Diane W.
    What degree should the oven be set. I.m missing that. Also, my fish is very thick, like 2 inches thick. Can it be sliced in half.
  3. Shirley D.
    Nice basic recipe. I typically add some fresh ginger, dial down the lemon a little and add a few flakes of red pepper. I also use olive oil I infuse with garlic and ginger. The good thing is you can play with this recipe so it can be a little different each time.
  4. Karolina_London
    I liked the recipe. Very easy to prepare and taste great. Mackerel has strong flavour, so I think there is no need to overdo it and that's what this recipe is all about.
  5. Inetta
    great way to cook fish on the grill


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