Marinated Grilled Mackerel

    48 minutes

    This easy marinade gives a lovely taste and texture to grilled or barbecued mackerel. Yellow tail, tuna or salmon are also good for this recipe.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 mackerel fillets
    • 1/4 cup soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    • 1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Extra time:20min marinating  ›  Ready in:48min 

    1. Rinse fillets and pat dry with paper towels. In a medium bowl mix together the soy sauce, mirin, sugar and fresh ginger. Place fillets into the marinade and let stand for at least 20 minutes.
    2. Preheat your grill or an outdoor barbecue for high heat. Cook the fillets, basting occasionally until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 to 8 minutes. Serve with a lemon slice or long white radish slice as a garnish.

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    This sauce is soooo awesome. I used salmon & broiled in oven - it caramelized the sauce & made the fish so tasty, especially over rice and steamed veggies. I used light soy sauce. Also boiled remaining marinade to use as sauce on the side. Easy weeknight recipe, but I would definitely serve to friends too!  -  31 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a really good sauce! I used it to marinate a whole fish that had slits cut on the side. I also added a bit more ginger, only because I do like my ginger I steamed the fish and with the leftover sauce, I added some cornstarch and water to make a thicker sauce to drizzle over after serving. Low fat and good!  -  16 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We were given some free "just-caught" mackerel by some local fishermen - I had never eaten or cooked mackerel before - and this was a very tasty recipe! I cut slits in the skin of the mackerel as suggested by other reviewers. I didn't have mirin so substituted white wine. I thought the soya sauce would be overpowering but it wasn't at all. It is a good recipe to eat while watching a DVD at home, as you really do need to "pick through the bones" slowly with mackerel.  -  21 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)