Mackerel piccata

10 minutes
Amount Per Serving: Calories 402; Protein 23.5g; Carbohydrates 15.6g; Fat 22g; Cholesterol 83.1mg; Sodium 345.7mg
This is a delicious and healthy recipe that you can serve to your friends and family. A light and fresh way to cook mackerel indeed!
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  • 4 Mackerel fillets
  • 1 to 2 pieces of sliced cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g grated horseradish
  • 50g grated cheese
  • Oil for frying
  • 50g rocket or arugula
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • Salt and ground pepper


  • Pat dry and fillet the mackerel – make sure to remove the pin bones.

  • Slice the mackerel and put 2 pieces of cheddar cheese strips into each mackerel fillet incision.

  • In a bowl, gently whisk together the 2 eggs. Add the gratedhorseradish, grated cheese, salt and pepper to taste, then mix.

  • Heat oil in a frying pan. Dip each mackerel fillet into the egg mixture and gently lower the fillet into the oil.

  • Cook the mackerel fillet for approximately 6-7 minutes each side, in a frying pan, skin side first and then the flesh side.

  • Add the diced tomatoes and the rocket at the centre of the plate.

  • Once the mackerel fillets are cooked to your liking, placed the fillets on top of the plate and serve.

  • Serving Suggestions: Serve on the warmed platter and garnish with parsley. Sprinkle over some grated cheese and serve with oven-baked potatoes.

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