Grilled mackerel with rosemary and garlic

Grilled mackerel with rosemary and garlic
  • Serves: 4
  • Ready in: Less than 30 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 1
  • SP Perfect for Extra Easy SP
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Perfect for summer time barbecues alongside a lovely green salad


  • 4 whole mackerel, heads, removed, gutted and cleaned
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced
  • 4 tsp dried red chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary
  • Juice of 2 oranges


  1. Make four or five cuts on each side of each mackerel and sprinkle the red chillies and garlic over each cut.
  2. Season with salt and pepper and spray each fish, on both sides, with low calorie cooking spray.
  3. Preheat the grill or barbecue and, when hot, cook the fish for 5-7 minutes on each side or until the skin is crisp and lightly charred at the edges and the fish is just tender.
  4. While the fish is under the grill, combine the lemon juice, spring onions, dried chilli flakes, rosemary and orange juice in a small bowl.
  5. Drizzle the rosemary mixture over the mackerel and serve straight from the grill.

Tip: Serve with a crisp mixed leaf salad.

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