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How to bake mackerel deliciously and quickly: top 5 options

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
Recipe for pickled mackerel. Source: Pexels

Mackerel is an ideal fish for baking. It has few bones and a very soft and juicy texture. In addition, the product is very budget-friendly and can be cooked in a variety of ways in a minimum amount of time.

Food blogger Oksana Kretsul (oksana_kretsul) shared her tips on how to bake mackerel on Instagram.

How to bake mackerel deliciously and quickly: top 5 options

How to prepare the fish for cooking:

1. Do not defrost it completely, only 50-60%, so it will be easier to work with it.

2. Rinse under running water.

3. Cut open the belly, remove the insides and remove the black film.

4. Cut the fillets along the backbone on both sides.

5. Rinse again under running water, pat dry with paper towels.

The first option of baking:

How to bake mackerel deliciously and quickly: top 5 options
  • mackerel
  • salt
  • lemon

Method of preparation:

How to bake mackerel deliciously and quickly: top 5 options

1. Put the mackerel on the parchment, and generously salt.

2. Sprinkle a little lemon juice, and cover with lemon slices.

The second option:

  • mackerel
  • salt
  • lemon
  • mustard seeds

Method of preparation:

How to bake mackerel deliciously and quickly: top 5 options

1. Put the mackerel on the parchment, generously salt, and sprinkle with lemon juice.

2. Add mustard seeds,

3. Cover with lemon slices.

The third option:

  • mackerel
  • salt
  • lemon
  • blue onion

Method of preparation:

1. Mackerel put on parchment. generously salt.

2. Add thinly sliced blue onion, and cover with lemon slices.

The fourth option:

  • mackerel
  • lemon
  • soy sauce

Method of preparation:

1. Marinate the mackerel for half an hour in soy sauce mixed with lemon juice (1:1).

2. Put on a baking sheet and bake.

The fifth option:

  • mackerel
  • salt
  • lemon
  • rosemary

Method of preparation:

How to bake mackerel deliciously and quickly: top 5 options

1. Put the mackerel on a baking sheet, sprinkle with lemon juice.

2. Season well with salt and cover with a sprig of rosemary.

3. Bake the mackerel for 25-35 minutes at 180 degrees.

Despite the fact that mackerel is a rather oily fish, you need to grease the parchment with a little oil.

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