Mackerel Recipes

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Mackerel Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
Savory and spicy, this mayo-based dip is made with canned mackerel.

Broiled Spanish Mackerel

Rating: 4.5 stars 23
The quick, simple, and delicious fish recipe is best with fresh-caught fish if possible.

Japanese Broiled Mackerel

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
Japanese marinade sauce gives a lovely taste and texture to broiled mackerel. Yellow tail, tuna or salmon are also good for this recipe. Easy, exotic!

Fried Tulingan (Mackerel)

Rating: 5 stars 1
In this Pinoy fish recipe, mackerel is first simmered in a tangy tamarind base and then fried. It is important that the fish is fresh. Instead of frying, you can also wrap the fish in banana leaves and grill it. Serve with mango relish.

Baked Fish Fillets

Rating: 5 stars 11
Good recipe for any filleted fish. If using other fish, cook time may vary depending on the type and thickness of fillets.

Low-Carb Tuna and Mackerel Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
These are so delicious if you're doing a low-carb diet and just want something flavorful and a little crispy. These can be eaten as an appetizer or a main dish with some sauteed veggies and a salad. Serve with tartar sauce or any sauce that complements fish.

African Cabbage Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
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.

Smoked Spanish Mackerel Dip

A friend catches Spanish mackerel in South Florida and fillets it for us. He delivers it, and we spend the day smoking 10 pounds of fish. We vacuum pack what we don't need and freeze it for later. It keeps very well for months in a freezer. How long? We don't know, because we make this so often! Can't find smoked mackerel? There are YouTube videos to smoke your own! Serve with an assortment of crackers, toasts, celery, and carrots immediately.

Fish Stew

Rating: 3.5 stars 9
This is an easy fish stew popular in Eastern North Carolina that goes especially well with cornbread. The cracked egg over the top and the tomato soup are optional, but sure delicious in this stew!

Kingfish Enchiladas

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
Kingfish, a.k.a. King Mackerel, is a strong flavored sport fish which pairs well with the zesty flavor of salsa. Make sure to remove all of the dark meat from the fish when you clean it.
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Fish Curry (Kodavas-Style)

Kodavas (Coorgs, in South-West Karnataka) in Southwest India have their own cuisine. This is an authentic fish curry. Serve with rice, roti, or chapati.

Godeungeo Jorim (Korean Braised Mackerel with Radish)

Rating: 5 stars 1
Godeungeo (mackerel) has a very special place in my heart, having eaten it every which way imaginable - pan-fried, grilled, braised, canned, and smoked during my days in Seoul. Serve with rice and other side dishes.

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Pasta Rybna (Mackerel Spread)
Rating: Unrated 1
This quick and easy mackerel spread is easy to whip up in a hurry and serve as a starter or as a party dip with crusty bread or crackers.