Grilled mackerel with soy, lime & ginger

Grilled mackerel with soy, lime & ginger

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus marinating


Serves 2
A nutritious and lean fish supper with fragrant Thai flavours, ready in minutes and packed with vitamins and minerals

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal587
  • fat25g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs61g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre1g
  • protein33g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 300g mackerel


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

  • 100g jasmine rice



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 4 spring onions, 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…

  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and diced

For the marinade

  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • small piece fresh ginger, grated



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

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tbsp honey



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


  1. To make the marinade, mix all the ingredients together and pour over the mackerel. Cover and chill for 30 mins.

  2. Heat grill and put the mackerel, skin-side up, on a baking sheet lined with foil. Grill for 5 mins, then turn and baste with remaining marinade. Grill for 5 mins more.

  3. Cook the rice following pack instructions, then drain and toss with the spring onions and pepper. Serve with the mackerel.

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Alec Swan
1st Sep, 2016
Loved the idea of the recipe, but at no point did I read how the mackerel itself is supposed to be cooked! Any ideas, anyone?
11th Jan, 2016
I left the marinade on for more than the stated time, which added to the flavour. I added mushrooms and courgettes and wilted spinach and also used wholemeal Basmati and wild rice - it's all I had. Very tasty! The marinade was very sweet and so I added more lemon juice, it was too sweet for me but my partner loved it so thank you :-)
15th Apr, 2015
Found mackerel too strongly tasting and clashed with sweet marinade. Not for me. Maybe with a different type of fish...
7th Oct, 2013
This recipe was yummy and really easy to do. The flavour of the marinade worked really well with fresh mackerel. I served it with basmati rice but chucked in some chives and pepper on top of the rice to steam for the last minute or so. I'll definitely do this recipe again.
1st Sep, 2013
This is yummy, and really easy. The honey gave it a great glaze and the soy and ginger a nice depth of flavour. I think next time I would double the marinade and use it as a sauce for the rice
2nd Nov, 2012
Gorgeous flavours. Used fresh unsmoked mackerel and baked the fish in the marinade. Served it with vegetable risotto rice.
12th Feb, 2012
Very nice flavours and easy to make, this is going to be a regular meal in our household.
20th Jan, 2012
You are meant to buy fresh mackerel from the fresh fish counter not the packets of smoked mackerel which are already cooked. Very fresh tasting.
14th Nov, 2011
This was quick and easy but most mackerel you buy is smoked and I am not sure it goes so well with the marinade. If you are unsure use a tuna steak as that is a winner with such a marinade for sure. I just was left with a mix of two flavours which was not bad but a bit strange.
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