How To Cook Mackerel

How To Cook Mackerel

Mackerel is a very simple and versatile fish to cook. In this tutorial, Richard from Fin and Flounder shows you how to select and cook mackerel.

INGREDIENTS

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RECIPE

Serves
1
Prep =
5m
Cook =
2m
Total =
7m

Ingredients

  • 1 mackerel, whoel or filleted
  • olive oil
  • butter

Method

When choosing a fillet of mackerel, look for clear, glassy eyes, dark, blood red gills and a firm stomach.

Mackerel can be pan-fried or baked in the oven.

To pan fry a fillet of mackerel, place skin-side down in a pan with a dash of olive oil and a knob of butter and fry for a minute and a half. Flip over and fry for a further 30 seconds.

To bake, place the mackerel whole inside some kitchen foil and cook in the oven.