Thursday, 29 October 2009

Mackerel served with a delicious mango salsa

Mackerel is a delicious fish, it's sustainable and it's really cheap too, yet despite this it remains one of the most underrated, under appreciated fish.

One of the great things about mackerel is how amazingly quick it is to cook, 5 minutes in a pan and it's done, ready to serve. It's a bargain too, for this recipe I bought enough mackerel for three people for the grand total of £1!
I served my flash fried mackerel with a delicious mango salsa, it sounds weird but it really works! I based the recipe for the mango salsa on a recipe from the fantastic book Go Faster Food by Kate Percy, she suggests serving it with tuna steaks but it's equally delicious with mackerel.

For the salsa chop into smallish dice:
  • Half a mango
  • 2 or 3 de-seeded tomatoes
  • A small red onion
  • An avocado
Mix with:
  • A finely chopped chilli
  • A large bunch of fresh green coriander
  • 1-2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1-2 tsp ground cumin
  • The juice of a lime
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • A generous pinch of salt
Stir everything together and serve with grilled or fried mackerel.


♥peachkins♥ said...

the mackerel looks very tasty. I'm sure its perfect when paired with the mango salsa

Hopie said...

Hm, I have so little experience cooking fish that I usually don't know what to do with it, but that looks delicious!

Foodycat said...

I can just imagine how well that salsa cuts through the lovely oily mackerel flesh! That looks really delicious.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

This sounds really good! I've only ever tried mackerel once - when I was in England. I'm sure it can be found here too though. Salsa sounds delicious :)

The Caked Crusader said...

I had peppered mackerel toast with spicy salsa at the weekend in a gastropub - very nice it was too!
I love mackerel - the fact it's so good for you is a bonus

Margaret said...

Mackerel is fantastic value for money. Great idea to serve it with mango salsa.

pigpigscorner said...

mackerel is indeed really cheap but I'm not a big fan of the fishiness. Sounds great with the mango salsa though!

Anonymous said...

Sounds really interesting. I know mackerel is good for you and a guilt-free seafood purchase, but I'll admit I've never cooked it because I wasn't sure what to serve with it. Now I have no excuse!