After many requests for a great Spanish mackerel recipe, I thought I would share one of our favorites that I'm sure you will enjoy. Spanish mackerel are known for their fast strikes and sharp teeth, but they also make for decent table fare. Some say they are oily or fishy, but I think it's all about how you prepare them. Remember to bleed your mackerel and throw them on ice as soon as you catch them. Doing so will help eliminate the bloodlines and fishy taste quite a bit.
Mackerel are high in omegas and make for a very healthy meal choice. Without further ado, let's jump right in, and I'll show you this super easy recipe that will have you eating in no time.
Step 1. Light up the grill and turn the heat up to about 300 degrees. Take a small piece of aluminum foil, large enough to place your filet in. Lay the fish in the aluminum foil with the skin side facing down.
Step 2. Spread the mayonnaise over the filet and then place a spoonful of the Italian dressing over the mayonnaise. Squeeze some lemon over the filet, add salt and pepper.
Step 3. Place the fish on to the grill and wait for the fish to flake on the sides. It should only take about 5 to 7 minutes.
Step 4. Take the fish off the grill and let it cool down for a few minutes. Then scrape the fish off of the skin and on to your plate.
This recipe will make for a quick and easy meal that your friends and family will love. Would you like us to do a catch and cook Spanish mackerel video using this recipe? If so, let us know below.
When people think of mackerel most people think of oily fish and real fishy tasting, but I do have to say this recipe made it taste great. I would say to bleed the fish and keep them on ice the time you are away so they stay the freshest.
Not everyone likes mackerel, but this recipe even for non-mackerel lovers is still scrumptious. You will not even know that it is mackerel that you’re eating.
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September 20, 2014
You are correct, the quicker you bleed them and get them on ice the better. Soaking the fillets in lemon or milk will help too.