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

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 3-ounce fillets
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; protein 16.2g 32% DV; carbohydrates 3g 1% DV; fat 20.9g 32% DV; cholesterol 49.8mg 17% DV; sodium 56.1mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2011
The olive oil and lemon added just enough flavor. The broiled lemon was an excellent idea. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2011
The olive oil and lemon added just enough flavor. The broiled lemon was an excellent idea. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2012
Made this last night and it was so simple to make. I did not have fresh lemon so I added California Lemon Peel (McCormick) in the seasonig mix along with some Zesty Lemon (Weber). Before baking I sprinkled additional Lemon Peel on top. We had Mackerel steaks (instead of fillet) so cooking time was a bit longer and I did flip the steaks for an additional 5 minutes to complete cooking throughout. They came out moist & flaky and very delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2012
4.5 stars!!! Delicious! The perfect amount of seasoning - you could still enjoy the flavor of the fish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2013
This was very tasty. The lemon and the paprika work very well with Spanish Mackerel. My only problem was that I could not get the fish to cook completely under the lemon. I ended up microwaving the fish in 30 second intervals for about a minute to complete the cooking after I had broiled it for about 7 minutes. Because of this I am only giving it 4 stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2013
Holy Makerel! Simple and yummy. Bonus - makerel is a sustainable fish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2013
Fresh caught... Like we caught them today. Made my first batch just now. Love it!! I may did add Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper instead of salt & pepper. I do not add salt to my dishes. I think it may also be good with Panko to crisp the top up. What does everyone think? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2014
I used lemon juice (since I had it on hand) rather than lemon slices and added a bit of chilli. I was a little worried that this recipe would add too many strong flavours and would overwhelm the naturally strong taste of the fish but it was just right: didn't try to mask the fishiness but added some complimentary tastes. I broiled the fish for 6 minutes and it came out perfect! Served with (among other things) plain rice and the flavour of the fish was really taken up by the rice perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2018
This is my first time I try the recipe and mackerel. This was good. It was very easy and quick to make. I served it with a side of Byrdhouse blistered tomatoes from this site. It is a great combo! I used coarse salt and it came out perfect. Now as is I think it is good, but I would like to know if adding a bit of minced garlic would make this recipe even better. I love how fast it is. Dinner in NO TIME hands down. Add also crusty bread and there you have it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2017
Super easy and delicious. Make sure you have fresh mackerel. We used smoked paprika for a little more favor. Read More