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Fish of the month September - Mackerel

Our fish for September is Mackerel. And we've picked a great recipe for you to try out

Mackerel are amongst one of our favourites to recommend. They are not only a beautiful fish but they are a super source of vitamins like omega-3, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc. Not only that, but they are budget friendly too. We love trying them barbecued in Summer, but also we’ve dug up this lovely end of the summer recipe for you to try. Mackerel is best eaten with strong flavours such as chilli and citrus, so here is a beautiful recipe for Spanish Style Mackerel. Give it a go and let us know how it goes!


Spanish Style Mackerel

  • Preparation and cooking time - total 45 mins

  • Easy

  • Serves 4


  • 5 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 100g ’nduja

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 400g tin cherry tomatoes

  • 400g tin chickpeas

  • small bunch of flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

  • 4 large fillets mackerel

  • 2 tbsp paprika


  • STEP 1 Heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil in a deep frying pan and gently cook the onion with a pinch of salt for 10 minutes until soft.

  • STEP 2 Add the ’nduja and cook for 5 minutes, breaking up with a spoon until the oil turns a deep red and the ’nduja is starting to crisp. Tip in the garlic and cook for a minute more before adding the tomatoes and the chickpeas along with their liquid. Bring to a simmer, then cook gently for 25 minutes. Season.

  • STEP 3 Tip the parsley, lemon zest and juice, and remaining 3 tbsp of oil into a small bowl, season and mix well.

  • STEP 4 Put the mackerel fillets on a plate and sprinkle over the paprika on both sides with lots of seasoning, then drizzle with a little oil.

  • STEP 5 Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat and cook the mackerel fillets for 2-3 minutes, skin-side down, until crisp, then flip and cook for a further minute. Spoon the ’nduja chickpeas into shallow bowls, top each with a mackerel fillet, then spoon over some of the parsley sauce.

Spanish Style Mackerel
Spanish Style Mackerel


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