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Grilled Mackerel

This Oven Grilled Mackerel is easy to make and packed with flavorful spices and herbs. When it comes to grilled fish recipes, this is the blog for it. Check out my other seafood recipes, they are worth trying and super tasty.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • This recipe is so simple.
  • Mackerel is inexpensive and easy to find.
  • Fish is a healthier beef option and rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which are suitable for the heart.
  • The ingredients are easy to find and mostly pantry items.
  • Less items to clean up.

INGREDIENTS USED

  • Whole Mackerel: Make sure it’s gutted and scaled. Tell your fishmonger to do it or buy already gutted fish.
  • Dried thyme
  • Dried parsley
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Ginger powder
  • Onion powder
  • Ground Coriander seeds
  • Bouillion
  • Paprika
  • Cooking oil

HOW TO SELECT FRESH FISH

First, Select the fish you want to grill or roast. Watch out for:

1. The freshness of the fish: Make sure the fish has:

  1. Eyes: They should be clear and not cloudy. Eyes shouldn’t be sunken but bulged.
  2. Smell: Feel free to get the smell closer to the fish. The smell alone will tell you if the fish is fresh or not.
  3. Skin should be firm when touched and plump back up. It shouldn’t leave any dent when touched.
  4. Color: Fish shouldn’t have brown colour around the skin or gills.

2. The type of fish you want to grill: I always recommend white fish like red snapper, mackerel, branzino, sea bass, sea bream, pompano, and more. Also, fish have eyes on both sides of the head.

IMPORTANT RECIPE TIPS AND VARIATIONS

  • If you want to reduce the fish smell, wash it with vinegar and lemon juice, then rinse it with water.
  • You can use a whole white fish. Tilapia, sea bream and sea bass are good options, too.
  • It’s always advisable to make deep cuts on both sides of the fish so the marinade can penetrate the flesh.
  • You can also use a BBQ grill. If your oven has no grill option, use the broil or roast option.
  • If you want to bake the mackerel, this is a perfect Baked Mackerel Recipe

HOW TO GRILL THE PERFECT WHOLE MACKEREL

  • Preheat oven to 400℉. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and put the rack on it. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir using a spoon.

  • Pat dry the fish with a paper towel and make deep diagonal slits on both sides of the fish. Pat dry again.

  • Rub the marinade on both sides of the fish and belly, making sure it goes deep into the slits.

  • Cover it and let it marinade for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Put the fish on the rack, spray or rub oil on it, and let it go to the oven.

  • Test doneness with a thermometer or use a fork to pull a small fish section. Fish should be white and flaky or removed easily from the bone.
  • Transfer to a plate and serve right away.

YOU MAY LIKE THESE OTHER RECIPES

  1. Baked Mackerel
  2. Baked Tilapia
  3. Baked Red Snapper
  4. Grilled Catfish
  5. Mediterranean Baked Fish Fillets

 

Grilled Mackerel

5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Mediterranean
Keyword: grilled fish, mackerel, whole fish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 370kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole mackerel scaled, gutted and washed
  • ½ tsp Dry parsley
  • ½ tsp Dry thyme
  • 1 tsp Seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp Ginger powder
  • ½ tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Bouillon seasoning or seasoning powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Ginger Powder
  • ½ tsp 4 Peppercorn Blend or ½ tsp Blackpepper
  • ½ tsp Coriander seeds ground
  • ¼ Cooking Oil for marinade and basting

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400℉. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and put the rack on it. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir using a spoon.
  • Pat dry the fish with a paper towel and make deep diagonal slits on both sides of the fish. Pat dry again.
  • Rub the marinade on both sides of the fish and belly, making sure it goes deep into the slits.
  • Cover it and let it marinade for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Put the fish on the rack, spray or rub oil on it, and let it go to the oven.
  • Grill or broil for 10 minutes on each side. Make sure you rub more oil before and after you flip sides.
  • Test doneness with a thermometer or use a fork to pull a small fish section. Fish should be white and flaky or removed easily from the bone.
  • Transfer to a plate and serve right away.

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Nutrition

Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 1368mg | Potassium: 986mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 648IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 4mg
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Hi, Welcome to my Kitchen. I am Claudy, a wife, content creator, food photographer, registered dental assistant and mom to 2 beautiful girls. I genuinely hope Claudy’s Recipes will be your first and final stop for any needed recipe.

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