How to bake mackerel correctly so that it is not dry: we share the best recipe for a lunch dish

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Fresh mackerel
Fresh mackerel. Source: Pexels

Mackerel is one of the most budget-friendly, but very healthy and tasty fish species. It can be cooked in different ways: baked, salted, grilled, stewed with vegetables, made into pates, and added to salads.

Delicious baked mackerel

Cook Polina shared a recipe for delicious baked mackerel with potatoes, tomatoes and spices on Instagram.

Mackerel recipe


  • mackerel fillets - 4 pcs.
Raw Fish
  • potatoes - 500 g
How to cook potatoes deliciously
  • spices for fish - to taste
Spice mix
  • salt - to taste
  • paprika, mixed peppers, oil
Spice mix
  • potatoes - 5 pcs.
Tomatoes for the dish
  • tomatoes - 5 pcs.

Method of preparation:

1. Cut the potatoes into small slices, add the pepper mix, paprika, salt, and oil, mix and place on a baking sheet or baking dish.

Potatoes for cooking

2. Gut the fish well, cut off the head, wash it, and remove all the bones so that the fillet remains, but do not remove the skin.

Gutted fish

3. Make net-like cuts in the fillet, sprinkle with fish spices and salt on both sides.

Fish for baking

4. Put the fillets on the potatoes and put in the oven preheated to 180 degrees for 35-45 minutes.

Cooking mackerel with potatoes

It is better to eat the finished dish hot!

Cooked fish with vegetables

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