• 4 small whole mackerel, gutted and scaled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2.5 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp washed finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • Zest juice and juice of 2 limes, plus extra wedges to serve
  • Paprika, to serve

For the salad


  1. 1

    With a sharp knife, cut 6 deep slits into one side of each of the mackerel. Put in a shallow, non-metallic dish and brush all over with the oil.

  2. 2

    Mix together the ginger, garlic, soy, parsley, honey and the lime juice and zest. Spread over the mackerel, pushing it into the slits. Cover with clingfilm, and marinate in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  3. 3

    Meanwhile, combine the cucumber, dill and vinegar.

  4. 4

    Cook the mackerel on the barbecue, or in a preheated griddle pan, for 5 minutes on each side until cooked. Sprinkle with paprika and serve with the  cucumber salad and lime wedges.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1231kj 294kcal 15%
  • Fat 21.3g 30%
  • Saturates 4.0g 20%
  • Sugars 5.2g 6%
  • Salt 1.16g 19%

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