Mackerel in 7 minutes: how to cook fish quickly and on a budget

Tetiana KoziukLS Food
Recipe for boiled mackerel in marinade. Source: Pexels

If you need something quick to cook with fish for lunch or dinner, mackerel is the best option. In addition to baking, it can be deliciously boiled in a marinade – it's boiled and marinated at the same time. You will be surprised, but it takes only 7 minutes to cook.

Food blogger Mariana (hotuyte_ta_smakuyte) shared a recipe for boiled mackerel in marinade on her Instagram page.

Recipe for boiled mackerel in marinade


  • mackerel - 2 pcs
  • onion - 1 pc


  • water - 100 ml
  • vinegar - 50 ml
How to cook mackerel quickly and on a budget
  • oil - 50 ml
  • seasoning (basil, garlic, tomato) - 1 tsp.
  • salt - 1 tsp
  • pepper

Method of preparation:

1. First, prepare the mackerel for cooking: defrost, clean, wash, and cut into pieces. Put the chopped fish in a pan with a thick bottom.

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2. Next, cut the onion into half rings and put it between the pieces of fish.

3. At this stage, mix the necessary ingredients for the marinade. Pour it over the fish.

Boiled mackerel in marinade

4. Put the pot of fish on the fire and cook for 7 minutes.

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