Barbecued mackerel with ginger, chilli & lime drizzle

Barbecued mackerel with ginger, chilli & lime drizzle

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 8 mins Ready in 23 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Make mackerel part of your weekly menu with this Asian inspired dish that's perfect for barbecues

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
406
protein
29g
carbs
3g
fat
31g
saturates
6g
fibre
0g
sugar
2g
salt
0.49g

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 small whole mackerel, gutted and cleaned

For the drizzle

  • 1 large red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
  • small knob fresh root ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp honey
  • finely grated zest and juice of 2 lime
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Thai fish sauce

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Method

  1. Light the barbecue and allow the flames to die down until the ashes have gone white with heat. Make the drizzle by whisking 2 tbsp olive oil and all the other ingredients together in a small bowl, adjusting the ratio of honey and lime to make a sharp sweetness. Season to taste.
  2. Score each side of the mackerel about 6 times, not quite through to the bone. Brush the fish with the remaining oil and season lightly. Barbecue the mackerel for 5-6 mins on each side until the fish is charred and the eyes have turned white. Spoon the drizzle over the fish and allow to stand for 2-3 mins before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2007

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Bradders1979's picture
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Easy to make and can be done in the oven as well.

misshannah22's picture
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Beautiful meal, I didn't have any chilli so replaced with chilli flakes. All the flavours complemented each other perfectly. I grilled rather than barbecued. I served with a green salad with cherry tomatoes and boiled potatoes. Delicious and even my partner liked it and he's a hard man to please!

raven's picture
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really lovely all the family enjoyed, roasted in oven rather than BBQ due to weather, but will be barbecuing it when summer arrives.

yougotkegged's picture
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Ran out of sesame oil but this was still absolutely lovely - great, easy recipe that we did on the grill instead of the BBQ.

hillsonn's picture

Took advantage of the gorgeous weather and BBQ'd this using sardines instead. I'm a lazy cook & this was easy & very tasty. Will definitely do this again.

rheiah's picture
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A regular on my weekday dinner menu. Delicious & healthy!

sammer_roo's picture
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Absolutely delicious!

botleypark402's picture
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This drizzle is great, giving the mackerel a zing. Will definitely be doing again

loveitsticky's picture

Wow this is a lovely meal with a good tang

mooniegray's picture
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Fab, fab, fab. Served with some lettuce from the garden and drizzled with the sauce too...lovely!

sophiesheinwald's picture
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Tasty, mackerel is such a lovely fish.

This dish was grilled on valentines eve as we have to follow a low cholesterol diet at mo and mackerel is tops on the list because of it's omegas.

These ingredients sexed up the mackerel nicely!
I used less oil and lemon juice as I had no lime, but also added some coriander - very tasty! Thanks

sschuler's picture
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They are so good.. I didn't expect my husband would like this very much as he isn't a fish person. Will defo cook this more often.

laugh_producer's picture
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Did these under the grill as the weather wasn't good enough to BBQ and they were delicious.

biggles's picture
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This is an excellent sauce for mackerel and for sardines both of which I only cook outside because of the smell. It will be going on my list of favourites for next summer.

anzie1's picture
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Hit the spot perfectly

danielg's picture

yum yum

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