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Barbecued mackerel with toasted fennel and chilli


Serves: 4
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Barbecued mackerel with toasted fennel and chilli
Recipe by Jack SteinRecipe photograph by Kate Whitaker

Barbecued mackerel with toasted fennel and chilli


Serves: 4
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Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 2½ tbsp cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp crushed dried chilli flakes
  • ½ tbsp toasted and lightly crushed fennel seeds
  • 4 whole mackerel

Step by step

  1. Prepare the barbecue to medium until the coals turn a pale grey colour. Put the olive oil, cider vinegar, chilli flakes and fennel seeds into a lidded jar. Season and shake to combine (you can prepare this at home to take with you if you're going to the beach).
  2. Score the flesh of 4 prepared mackerel, brush a little of the dressing over and barbecue for 4-6 minutes each side or until cooked through, basting with the dressing as they cook. Serve simply, with an extra drizzle of the dressing, lemon wedges, salad and crusty bread.
Chef quote
Fresh mackerel is fabulous cooked on the barbecue, whether you're on the beach or at home. Bring out the flavour with a simple dressing.

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