Hoisin mackerel pancakes

Hoisin mackerel pancakes

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4

Need a speedy, DIY family meal? Try these mackerel pancakes. Using sweet ingredients with stronger-flavoured fish such as mackerel helps tempt children to try them

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal393
  • fat22g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre3g
  • protein24g
  • salt0.9g


  • 3 mackerel fillets, all bones removed, cut into finger-length strips


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

  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce, plus extra for dipping
  • 4 spring onions
  • ½ cucumber
  • 2 Little Gem lettuces
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 10 Chinese pancakes (available from Waitrose, Asian supermarkets or Chinese takeaways)


  1. Marinate the mackerel in the hoisin sauce while you prepare the veg. Cut the spring onions and cucumber into thin matchsticks, and separate the lettuce leaves.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the mackerel and fry for 3-4 mins until sticky and caramelised. Heat the pancakes following pack instructions. Serve everything in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves.

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30th Sep, 2019
This was really quick and easy. I would prefer it as a starter as the mackerel and hoisin is quite a strong flavour for as a main course for dinner. I made this for 2 people, 12 pancakes and 3 mackerel fillets. I think the amount of ingredients stated are probably for a starter portion for 4 people.
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