Spicy Stuffed Mackerel

Spicy Stuffed Mackerel

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Mackerel stuffed with onions, chillies and coriander and pan fried. Also works well grilled on the barbecue.


Serves: 4 

  • 4 fresh mackerel
  • 2 onions
  • 2 - 3 green chillies
  • handful of coriander leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Clean and wash the fish. Apply salt generously and set aside.
  2. Chop the onions, chillies and coriander leaves very finely and mix them all together in a bowl. Add in a pinch of salt and pepper and squeeze in juice of 1/2 a lime.
  3. Stuff the fish with the onion mixture and tie closed with string. Let sit 15 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet and fry fish on both sides, turning only once, until fish is cooked. Remove the string and squeeze the remaining 1/2 lime over the fish before serving.

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