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A Weekday Menu Recipe

Grilled Mackerel with Herbs     HT  MC  15mins

Serves       Fish   Seafood Herbs  Main Course   Healthy Eating  Dairy Gluten Wheat Dairy Free  Eggless


4 Medium Mackerel

3 tbsp Olive Oil

Salt and Black Pepper

1 Bay Leaf, finely crumbled

1 tbsp Freshly Chopped Parsley

1 teasp Fresh Thyme leaves

Lemon Juice

Lemon Wedges to serve




1. Preheat the grill to hot and live the grill pan with aluminium foil.


2. Wash and gut the mackerel but leave the heads on then dry on kitchen paper.


3. Make 2-3 diagonal cuts on each side of the fish (about 5mm/ inch deep) then season the fish, both inside and out, with salt and pepper.


4. Place the fish in the grill pan then sprinkle half the herbs over the top. Drizzle a little of the olive oil over the fish, add a squeeze of lemon juice and grill for 5-6 minutes basting once or twice.


5. Turn the fish over, sprinkle with the remaining herbs, lemon juice and more olive oil and cook for a further 5-6 minutes, basting from time to time.


6. To serve - transfer to a heated serving platter and garnish with lemon wedges and drizzle with the remaining olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve immediately.



Serving suggestions: 

Accompaniments             Boiled New Potatoes, Tender-stem Broccoli

Dessert                                 Compota de Peras (poached pears)




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