Grilled Mackerel with Sweet Soy Glaze
15 minutes
Amount Per Serving: Calories 221; Fat 6.8g; Carbs 3.9g; Sugars 0.3g; Fibre 0g; Protein 29g; Sodium 3.0g
This sweet soy glazed mackerel is a refreshing alternative to the typical fish dish. Creating your version of sauce makes it more special.
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  • 4 mackerel fillets
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Butter, for greasing
  • Steamed baby bok choi, to serve
  • Lime wedges to serve
  • For the sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced thinly
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Thumb-sized piece ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons muscovado sugar


  • Preheat a grill to medium-high.

  • Rub the lime zest and juice over the mackerel, then massage with olive oil.

  • Brush with a little butter and grill for 3-4 minutes, skin-side up. Brush with more butter, turn the fillets over and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes until cooked through (the flesh should be opaque at the thickest part).

  • While the mackerel is grilling, make the sauce. Mix the soy, chilli and ginger in a small bowl, then stir in the sugar.

  • Once the fish has cooked, transfer to a serving plate and drizzle the sauce.

  • Serving Suggestions: Serve the mackerel drizzled with the sauce and scattered with the grated ginger and on steamed baby bok choi. Also, serve with lime wedges for your better taste experience.