Mackerel with Hot Sour Spicy Spring Greens


Mackerel is one of my favourite fish, it has a very strong flavour it doesn’t neccessarily lend itself to simple lemon and herbs. Like me in can handle some strong flavours and this dish is full of English Spring , purple sprouting brocolli  and spring greens but with a mighty wallop of hot and sour spice  heaped over grilled mackerel fillets which are grilled for a few minutes on each side.

Mackerel with Hot Sour Spicy Spring Greens

2 mackerel gutted and filleted ( make sure you remove the pinbones)

2 handfuls of purple sprouting brocoli
2 handfuls of Spring Greens shredded
1 clove of garlic finely chopped
1 finely chopped shallot
2 tsp of chilli flakes
1/2 tsp shrimp paste
1/2 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of fresh ginger finely chopped
3 tbsp of rice vinegar
3 tbsp of soy sauce

  1. Fry the garlic , shallot and ginger in sunflower oil until softened
  2. Add the shrimp paste
  3. Add the purple sprouting and spring greens and stir well
  4. Turn the heat off
  5. Dash in the rice vinegar, soy sauce sugar and chilli and stir well
  6. Cover the pan and leave for a minute to steam before serving.
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5 Responses to Mackerel with Hot Sour Spicy Spring Greens

  1. Corina says:

    Mackrel is one of my favourite fish to cook because it can take these strong flavours – I’d definitely love this dish.

  2. James B says:

    I really wish I liked mackerel, as this looks wonderful!

  3. Restless Native says:

    Super pics.nice idea. I like Thai flavours with the Mack. That said I cooked Gordon’s Mackerel Massala, it was excellent!

  4. KaraHadley says:

    First, you are really brave for filleting a fish by yourself. I can’t even handle anchovies. Second, I am so glad I found your blog. I am living in London for the time being and love finding Brit blogs.

  5. artelogical says:

    Great post – just bought some mackerel and was looking around for ideas.

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