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Grilled marinated mackerel recipe

Grilled marinated mackerel recipe

8 ratings

Subtle Asian flavours work fantastically well with grilled mackerel. Marinate the fish for an hour in soy sauce, ginger and lemon for an easy, healthy midweek supper. Serve with rice and tenderstem broccoli. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare, 1 hr to marinate and 5 mins to cook
  • 371 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free


  • 4 mackerel fillets

For the marinade

  • 3tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, finely grated
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 2tbsp vegetable oil

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    19g 27%
  • Saturates

    5g 22%
  • Sugars

    6g 7%
  • Salt

    1.1g 18%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 18.5g Protein 28.3g Fibre 6.7g


  1. Mix together everything for the marinade and pour over the mackerel. Cover and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Heat a grill to high and cover a baking sheet with foil. Place the marinated mackerel skin side up on the foil. Cook for 5 minutes, then turn, spoon over any remaining marinade, season with a little salt and pepper and cook for another 4 – 5 minutes until cooked through.
  3. Serve with hot white rice and stir fried tenderstem broccoli, if you like.

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