Grilled Mackerel

A lot of people are worried when it comes to cooking fish, so for that reason I have developed my grilled mackerel recipe with this in mind. As a home cook you will find that grilling the mackerel will take no more than a few minutes each side and give you delicious soft meat that partners very well with the distinctive fresh flavour of the olive oil and red onion salad.



  1. Combine onion, tomatoes, and parsley with extra virgin olive oil and the juice from the lime.
  2. Cut four slices of ciabatta on the diagonal each 1⁄2 in/1cm wide.
  3. Toast ciabatta and rub garlic over all slices.
  4. Heat a grill plate (or frying pan) on high heat add olive oil.
  5. Place mackerel in pan skin side down and grill for 2 minutes, pushing down with a spatula to get a crispy skin.
  6. Flip over and grill for a further 2 minutes.
  7. Season mackerel with salt and pepper while cooking.
  8. Place mackerel on top of ciabatta.
  9. Top with onion and tomato salad.

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