Recipes: Great Grilled Mackerel Recipe

Recipes: Great Grilled Mackerel Recipe

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Great Grilled Mackerel Recipe
  • Prep Time:10 Minutes
  • Cook Time:20 Minutes
  • Serves:2

Grilling mackerel on an outdoor grill brings out its smoky, rich flavor. Because this fish is oily, keep it simple and season with salt and lemon juice. Included is a recipe for a 7-grain tabbouleh side dish.&

Want to see how it's done? We have the video right here!&

This recipe is courtesy of& The Recipe Show& by& Rattan Direct.&


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2 x fresh mackerel, gutted
Sea salt
Juice of 1 lemon
For The 7-grain Tabbouleh:
6 tbsp 7-grain mix, cooked and cooled
1/3 large cucumber, diced
1 beef tomato, seeded and diced
1 small bunch parsley, finely chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
Sea salt
Juice of 1 lemon


You want the BBQ to be burning hot and bright, with the grill fairly close to the coals. If you are only cooking fish, then it does not need to burn for that long. So, you could use lump wood charcoal.
Slash the mackerel on both sides (as shown in the video) and season with the salt and the lemon.
Lightly oil the grid of the fish holder and enclose the fish.
Grill the fish for about 10 minutes on each side, until the flesh comes away cleanly from the bone. Timing on the BBQ is very much an individual affair.
To make the 7-grain tabbouleh, mix all of the ingredients together.
Serve the hot fish with the grain salad, perhaps some grilled corn cobs and warm pita.