Broiled Spanish Mackerel


The quick, simple, and delicious fish recipe is best with fresh-caught fish if possible.

close up view of Broiled Spanish Mackerel garnished with lemon slices, served with salad on a white plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
6 3-ounce fillets


  • 6 (3 ounce) fillets Spanish mackerel fillets

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 12 slices lemon


  1. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Lightly grease a baking dish.

  2. Rub both sides of each mackerel fillet with olive oil and place with the skin side down into the prepared baking dish. Season each fillet with the paprika, salt, and pepper. Top each fillet with two lemon slices.

  3. Bake the fillets under the broiler until the fish just begins to flake, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
21g Fat
3g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 310mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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