Barbecued mackerel with ginger, chilli & lime drizzle

Barbecued mackerel with ginger, chilli & lime drizzle

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

Easy

Serves 4
Make mackerel part of your weekly menu with this Asian inspired dish that's perfect for barbecues

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal406
  • fat31g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein29g
  • salt0.49g
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Ingredients

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

    Mackerel

    Mackerel is a firm-fleshed, torpedo-shaped sea fish. Whole mackerel weigh in around 10-12oz (…

For the drizzle

  • 1 large red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
  • small knob fresh root ginger, finely chopped

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 tsp honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • finely grated zest and juice of 2 lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Thai fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

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.

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Comments (17)

whippetty's picture

Superb! Will definitely be in my 'to do again' file.

Bradders1979's picture
5

Easy to make and can be done in the oven as well.

misshannah22's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

A regular on my weekday dinner menu. Delicious & healthy!

sammer_roo's picture
5

Absolutely delicious!

botleypark402's picture
4

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
5

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

sophiesheinwald's picture
5

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
5

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
4

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

biggles's picture
5

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
5

Hit the spot perfectly

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Ana3La's picture
5

Try serving on noodles. Nice with fresh coriander added to the dressing and chopped spring onions scattered over the dish at the end. Delish!

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