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Grilled mackerel fillets served on a plate

Grilled mackerel fillets

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus 20 mins marinating
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Enjoy grilled mackerel fillets in a punchy soy, honey, ginger and sake marinade. The spicy leaves in the salad pair beautifully with the oily fish

Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal610
fat43g
saturates9g
carbs21g
sugars20g
fibre3g
protein31g
salt5.5g
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Ingredients

  • 2 large mackerel fillets

For the marinade

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed to a purée
  • 1 tbsp saké or dry sherry
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes

For the salad

  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 80g Asian-style salad mix (pea shoots, purple radish and coriander)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Mix all the marinade ingredients, then pour over the fish. Set aside for 20 mins.

  • STEP 2

    For the salad, combine the sesame oil, lime juice, soy, honey and sweet chilli to make a dressing, then toss with the leaves.

  • STEP 3

    Grill the marinated mackerel under a hot grill for 5 mins, basting two or three times with any excess marinade, until the flesh begins to flake. Slice and serve with the dressed salad leaves.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2018

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