Grilled mackerel with tomato and avocado salsa recipe

Submitted - Ben
Views - 440
Serves - 4


75g fresh breadcrumbs
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1 tbsp chopped fresh flatleaf parsley
Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
30g butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
8 mackerel fillets
300g tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
2 ripe avocados, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
4 tbsp olive oil


1. Preheat the grill to medium high. Mix the breadcrumbs in a bowl with the herbs, lemon zest and butter, and season well. Lay the mackerel skin-side down on a greased baking tray and top with the breadcrumbs.

2. In another bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients and season. Grill the fish for 4-5 minutes until it’s cooked and the crust is golden. Serve with the salsa and new potatoes, if you like.


Nutritional info

Per serving: 722kcals, 57.7g fat (14.3g saturated), 32.5g protein, 19.3g carbs, 3.4g sugar, 0.8g salt

Chef's tip

For a picnic salad, make the salsa and grill the mackerel as per the recipe, then allow the mackerel to cool. Add a can of drained and rinsed butter beans to the salsa, then flake in the mackerel and pack into a container.