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Grilled Mackerel with tomato salad

This is a really simple recipe, which takes minutes to prepare, and allows the great flavours of the mackerel to be enjoyed

Serves 4

Preparation and cooking time – 10 minutes  


4 fresh whole mackerel – gutted and cleaned

6 vine ripened tomatoes

½ teaspoon castor sugar

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon chopped mint, parsley or chives

1 lemon – cut in quarters


1. Cook the mackerel under a very hot grill or on a barbecue for about 3 minutes each side.

2. While the fish is cooking, cut the tomatoes into slices, arrange in a bowl and sprinkle with the sugar, a little salt and pepper, olive oil and chopped herbs.

3. Remove mackerel from the heat. Serve with lemon wedges, tomato salad and crusty bread.