Mackerel with Asian salad

Prep time: 4 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 4 mackerel fillets
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 60ml oil

For the Asian salad:

  • 2 red chillies
  • Bunch coriander
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 yellow pepper
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 4 shallots
  • 20 mange tout
  • 2 lime leaves


  • Prepare the salad before you cook the fish as it takes under 5 minutes to cook the mackerel.
  • Finely slice the chillies, shallots, lime leaves and the mange tout (blanch first) then add the thinly sliced peppers and finally add the coriander. If you won’t use up the other half of the peppers you can just use one.
  • Heat a non stick pan, and add the fish skin side down and cook for 2 minutes or until the skin starts to go crisp then turn over and cook for 1 minute on the other side.
  • Serve the salad on a plate, placing the mackerel halved on top and then drizzle your favourite dressing on top to finish your creation.

A great dressing with this is a sweet and sour one. Now wow your friends and family or even just yourself!

Recipe: Fish is the Dish,