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Mackerel Recipe

Marinated mackerel recipe with ingredients and easy instructions

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    Marinated Mackerel

    Mackerel Recipe This marinated mackerel recipe comes from The Fishy Fishy Cookbook by chefs and food writers James Ginzler, Loz Talent and Paul Shovlin who together with television personality and presenter Dermot O'Leary run the Fishy Fishy seafood brasserie in Brighton, England. Their ethos is to only serve fresh and local caught fish accompanied by in season ingredients to serve customers a wide range of delicious meals. It will serves four; try it with the sticky sauce below for a burst of flavour.


    Four 500-600-g mackerel, cleaned and gutted

    olive oil, for frying

    Salt and freshly ground black pepper

    ingredients for the Marinade Sauce

    50 ml ketchup

    25 g brown sugar

    One quarter teaspoon cayenne pepper

    Half teaspoon smoked paprika, allspice, ground cinnamon, mace and ground black pepper

    One teaspoon onion powder and crushed garlic

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    1. First make the marinade sauce. Place all ingredients in a non-reactive saucepan and bring slowly to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes then allow to cool. Set aside until needed.

    2. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas 4. Make small cuts along both sides of the mackerel and season inside and outside. Heat some olive oil in a frying pan until smoking then char each side for a few minutes.

    Transfer to a roasting dish and put in the preheated oven.

    3. After about 10 minutes take out the fish and paint the sticky sauce across the top. Return to the oven for a further 5 minutes until the sauce looks thick and sticky. Serve immediately.

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