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Soused Mackerel   CD  HT  MC   British   60mins plus cooling

Serves  4    Cold   Fish  Main Course   Healthy Eating  Dairy Free  Eggless Britain  Europe



4 Mackerel

Salt and Black Pepper

1 Onion, thinly sliced

2 Bay Leaves

2 tbsp Brown Sugar

150ml/5fl.oz Cold Black Tea

150ml/5fl.oz. Malt Vinegar




1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas mark 4.


2. Remove the heads from the fish, gut, wash under cold running water then dry on kitchen paper.


3. Spread the onion slices over the bottom of a shallow ovenproof dish then place the fish side by side on top of the onions together with the bay leaves.


4. In a bowl, mix together the cold tea, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper and blend well.


5. Pour over the fish, cover with aluminium foil and bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until the fish are tender.


6. Remove from the oven and serve hot or  allow to cool but do not refrigerate. The liquor will lightly set. If serving cold, serve at room temperature.



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