Grilled mackerel with harissa & coriander couscous

Grilled mackerel with harissa & coriander couscous

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Oil-rich mackerel is full of omega-3 and is an environmentally aware way to enjoy fish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal502
  • fat33g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.65g
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Ingredients

  • 4 small whole mackerel, gutted and filleted
    Mackerel

    Mackerel

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

  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • grated zest and juice 1 lime, plus wedges to serve
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 bunch spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 tbsp harissa paste (more depending on taste)
  • 140g couscous
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 500ml hot vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander, plus sprigs to serve

Method

  1. Brush each fillet 2-3 times with a little of the olive oil and rub with the lime zest. Season and sprinkle with half the lime juice then marinate for 5 mins.

  2. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large pan. Add half the onions and harissa, and stir over a medium heat for 2-3 mins. Stir in the couscous and toss to coat with the harissa. Add the hot stock, cover and remove from the heat. Stand for 5 mins, fluff with a fork and stir in the remaining spring onions, coriander, lime juice and some seasoning. Heat the grill.

  3. Grill the mackerel for 3-4 mins on each side or until the flesh is opaque. Divide the couscous between 4 plates and slide a fillet on top. Serve with lime wedges.

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buffduffdan
9th Mar, 2011
3.05
Wasn't too impressed by this recipe. Not bad but certainly nothing special to me. Kinda plain sadly so doubt I'll cook it again!
bet_len_84
21st Feb, 2011
5.05
Really enjoyed this- cooked by my boyfriend & was surprisingly tasty for such a simple recipe

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