Mighty Mackerel

Ok, so I am aware that the last post I did was a fish dish, but fish is having a sort of renaissance in my household and I just simply cannot get enough. This next dishes uses Mackerel, a firm-fleshed, oil-rich fish with a torpedo-like shape and iridescent silver and blue striped skin.


For years Mackerel has been trumpeted as a popular sustainable fish, renowned for its health benefits and favoured by celebrity chefs. Now, unfortunately recent news informs me that the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), has removed mackerel from its “fish to eat” list recommending that it should only be consumed occasionally, like monkfish and plaice.This is sad news, as the Mighty Mackerel is so full of flavour and taste it’s a shame we cannot enjoy it more often than occasionally. However, adhere to the rules I must, and so, the Mighty Mackerel will be enjoyed sparingly until news reaches me that it can be fished in a sustainable regulated way.

As Mackerel is so naturally full of its own flavour, this dish simply requires seasoning and frying of the fish skin side down until very crispy, approx 2-3 minutes before flipping over and cooking the other side. Serve with roasted sweet potato mash infused with roasted garlic and fresh greens. YUM!




  1. Looks lovely and delicious!

  2. As with all your dishes this looks so yummy πŸ™‚

  3. Debbie smith says:

    LOOKS delicious – I bet it TASTES delicious too. We eat loads of fish and this looks yummy!

  4. Dee, which camera do you use for your photography? You might have mentioned it before, so sorry if I missed it.

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