Griddled Mackerel with Tomato Salad

We know how precious time is and how difficult it can be to find inspiration for quick, healthy meals every day. This griddled mackerel dish is we think, a sure winner, as it’s quick to prepare and only takes around 5 minutes to cook once you’ve done the prep.

We highly recommend befriending your local fishmonger or looking into getting fresh fish delivered (our friends at Wing, The Cornish Fishmonger, offer a nationwide fresh fish delivery service) as it’s such a healthy and versatile, quick to cook ingredient to cook with and include in your weekly meal planning.

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Serves 2 as a starter


2 fresh mackerel fillets (bone free)

2 tomatoes (diced)

½ red onion (finely diced)

Juice of 1 lime

1 tbsp. fresh coriander

½ green chilli (finely diced)

1 tsp. diced fresh ginger (finely diced)

Pinch caster sugar

Splash of rapeseed oil

Sea salt to taste


Place all of the ingredients, except the mackerel, into a bowl and leave at room temperature for half an hour

Heat a griddle pan for at least ten minutes until smoking hot. Rub oil and a little salt over the mackerel fillets and fry, skin side down, until almost cooked. Flip over and cook for a further 10 seconds on the flesh side of the fillet, then remove and keep warm.

Divide the salad between two bowls, top with the mackerel and finish with a little more fresh coriander.