Spiced mackerel with parsley & orange salad


Spiced mackerel with parsley & orange salad

Spiced mackerel with parsley & orange salad
Spiced mackerel with parsley & orange salad

An orange salad works brilliantly with mackerel as the citrus tang makes a nice, fresh contrast to the oiliness of the fish.


SERVES 4 – 15 minutes

– 2 fresh mackerel (about 200g/8oz each), gutted and heads removed.

– ½ tsp paprika.

– ¼ tsp each ground cumin and coriander.

– 2 tsp olive oil.


– 3 small oranges.

– small bunch flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped.

– 1 small red onion, finely chopped.

– drizzle extra virgin olive oil.


Step 1:
Heat grill to high. Cut three fairly deep slashes through the skin and into the flesh on either side of the fish with a sharp knife. Mix the spices into a paste with the oil, then rub it over the fish, especially into the slashes. Put on a baking sheet and grill for 12 minutes, turning the fish over halfway through so that both sides cook evenly.

Step 2:
Meanwhile, make the salad. Cut the peel and pith from the oranges with a sharp knife and cut the oranges into slices. Put them in a bowl and toss with the parsley and red onion.

Step 3:
Serve the mackerel with the salad, drizzled with a little extra virgin olive oil.

Note : PER SERVING 281 kcals, protein 20g, carbs 41g, fat 6g, sat fat 1g, fibre 3g, sugar 9g, salt 0.48g

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