How to pickle mackerel so that it can be eaten in Lent: recipe for a delicious marinade

Tetiana KoziukLS Food
Recipe for mackerel in marinade. Source: Screenshot from Olha Matviy's YouTube video

Mackerel is one of the most budget-friendly and healthy fish species that can be baked, pickled, and marinated. It is especially tasty when combined with onions and spicy marinade.

Food blogger Oksana (oksana_dorosh_rezeptu) shared a recipe for delicious mackerel in marinade, which can be eaten during Lent, on her Instagram page.

Recipe for mackerel in marinade


  • frozen mackerel - 2 pcs.
  • onions - 2-3 pcs
  • water - 200 ml
  • salt - 1 tsp
  • sugar - 1 tsp.
  • vegetable mix seasoning - 1 tsp.
  • ground coriander - 1 tsp.
  • oil - 70 g
  • vinegar - 50 ml
  • bay leaves
  • black peppercorns

Method of preparation:

1. Peel the fish and remove the insides. Cut into portions and put in a saucepan in one layer.

How to pickle mackerel deliciously

2. Cut the onion into rings and place between each piece of fish.

3. Mix the remaining ingredients for the marinade and bring to a boil. Pour over the fish.

Mackerel with onions and marinade

4. Put the fish in the marinade back on the stove, bring to a boil and cook for another 5-7 minutes. Then cool the fish and store it in the marinade.

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