Mackerel with sizzled garlic, ginger & tomatoes

Mackerel with sizzled garlic, ginger & tomatoes

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

This fish, served whole and baked with Chinese flavours, makes a stylish meal for two. Grill it or pop it on the BBQ

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
586
protein
40g
carbs
7g
fat
44g
saturates
8g
fibre
2g
sugar
6g
salt
1.78g

Ingredients

  • 2 whole mackerel, gutted and cleaned (ask the fishmonger to do this for you)
  • 2 tbsp sunflower or groundnut oil
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, finely shredded
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 fat red chillies, deseeded if you like, shredded
  • bunch spring onions, finely shredded
  • 250g pack cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 tsp Chinese rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce, plus more to serve if you like

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Method

  1. Heat the grill to High, or fire up the barbecue. Slash the fish a few times on each side, then season with black pepper. Grill or barbecue the fish for 3-5 mins on each side, until charred and cooked through (see Tip).
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan (you can put the pan on the barbecue rack), then fry the ginger, garlic and chillies for about 2 mins until the garlic is lightly golden. Take off the heat and toss in the spring onions and cherry tomatoes. Lift the fish onto a plate, splash with the vinegar, then spoon over the contents of the pan and splash with soy sauce.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2011

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Very tasty. I'd use less garlic next time as it was a bit overpowering. Served this with sautéed potatoes which were a good match.

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