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Grilled Mackerel with Tomato Salad

Serves 4
Time 40 min
Moist, flavorful mackerel is ideal for grilling whole. It has a smooth, thin skin without scales that browns and crisps nicely and helps hold the fish together as it cooks. You can use a grill basket if you have one, but it’s not necessary; just flip the fish carefully with a large spatula.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano, plus more for garnish
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large (2-pound) mackerel or 2 smaller (1-pound) mackerel, cleaned, head removed and fins trimmed
  • 3 tomatoes, cut into wedges
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Method

In a large bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, coriander, oregano, salt and pepper to make the dressing.

Transfer half of the dressing into another bowl.

Cut 4 or 5 slits into each side of mackerel, cutting deeply but not all the way to the bone.

Place fish on plate and brush all over, inside and out, with about half of the dressing, working some into the slits.

Cover and refrigerate while you prepare the grill and tomatoes.

Prepare a grill for medium heat cooking.

In the bowl with the reserved dressing, toss tomatoes with dressing and set aside.

Grill mackerel, flipping halfway through, until browned on the outside and opaque throughout, 4 to 5 minutes per side for smaller fish and 6 minutes per side for larger fish.

Transfer mackerel to a plate.

Remove flesh from fish in 4 portions.

Serve with tomato salad and garnish with oregano.

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano, plus more for garnish
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large (2-pound) mackerel or 2 smaller (1-pound) mackerel, cleaned, head removed and fins trimmed
  • 3 tomatoes, cut into wedges
Shop recipe on Amazon

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.