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A flavorful stew with tomatoes and cabbage. Very versatile. Serve with boiled yams, plantains, potatoes, rice, or any other starch on the side. Sardines in tomato sauce can stand in for the mackerel.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cabbage into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until just tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.

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  • Heat canola oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir tomatoes into onion mixture, place cover on saucepan, and cook until tomatoes are soft, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Mix water and tomato paste in a small bowl until smooth; pour into the saucepan. Stir the mixture, replace the cover, and cook another 5 minutes. Add mackerel in tomato sauce; season with red pepper flakes and seasoned salt. Stir drained cabbage into the mixture. Cover saucepan and simmer mixture until mackerel is hot, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

138 calories; protein 9.3g; carbohydrates 11.5g; fat 6.8g; cholesterol 23.8mg; sodium 266.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2013
Simple and quick to make. Very tasty and healthy too. When I have more time I plan to make it with all fresh ingredients. Thanks for a delicious meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2013
Simple and quick to make. Very tasty and healthy too. When I have more time I plan to make it with all fresh ingredients. Thanks for a delicious meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2013
This recipe is very good to me but my brother hated it. I think if you love paella you will like this. I would love to try this with mixed seafood. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2013
This was a very quick dish to make. I used frozen stir fry peppers/onions cabbage and a bag of frozen collard greens. I used crushed tomatoes liquid smoke minced garlic and several Mrs. Dash blends to taste (Steak Grill Garlic Table blend) and Old Bay seasoning. The mackerel I used was plain and not tomato. I make another similar dish with kale or collard greens and tilapia fish. I like to serve with gumbo vegetables and tomatoes with balsamic vinegar and hot sauce. GREAT! I hadn't had mackerel in decades and it's better than sardines but not as good as red salmon to me. My husband liked it better than I did. The canned fish definitely takes away from the dish. I would make it again because it's FAST and my husband really liked it.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2013
Great! I subbed canned tuna for the mackerel and added some African hot sauce for some extra flavor. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2019
This is a warm your belly meal! A great way to use canned Mackerel. It is also an inexpensive healthy dish. One note for those like me who need to learn things the hard way: Drain the mackerel before adding it to the tomato sauce pan. If you don t the taste of fish is strong. Also this full head of cabbage meal makes a full pot of soup. Next time I may try half the cabbage because my family is small. I also added cracked black pepper a chopped carrot and a chopped celery stalk. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2015
I wasn't expecting that much but this was great. We served it with home-made foo foo a perfect complement. We also added chopped shelled pumpkin seeds. I would make it the same next time but might remove the backbone of the canned mackerel. We were all thrilled with this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2017
Made it just as instructed and it's quite tasty and a fine way to prepare mackerel. Next time perhaps I'll jazz it up bit with some sliced olives and a hotter sauce. Served it over brown rice and had myself a good lunch. Read More