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Baked Mackerel Fillets with Spices Recipe

Mackerel is a very versatile fish in the kitchen with excellent characteristics, at a very low price. It is a perfect candidate for the role of fast, nutritious, and budget-friendly dishes. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: World
Keyword: baked fish fillets, easy fish recipe, mackerel fish, mackerel recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 441kcal
Author: YourFoodBuddy


  • 2 mackerels
  • 4 slices lemon
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

Potatoes and Pickles Salad

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 6 medium pickles
  • 1 handful spring onion
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise


How to cook mackerel fillets

  • Preheat the oven at 350 degrees
  • Prepare the mackerel, wash it well, scatter it well with paper and salt. Season it with the mixture of spices: smoked paprika, granulated garlic, and olive oil
  • Place the fillets on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Place the fish fillets with the skin up, it will get golden and will keep all the juices inside
  • Slice a lemon and put it under the mackerels fillets. Crush some garlic cloves and also add it to the lemon slices
  • Place the baking tray in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes
  • Let it rest at room temperature for about 10 minutes

How to make the potatoes-pickles salad

  • Have the potatoes boiled, then let it cool and then chop it in small cubes
  • Chop the pickles of the same size as the potatoes
  • Chop the spring onion
  • Season with a bit of salt and pepper then add 2 tbsp of mayonnaise. Mix well and serve 


Sodium: 1630mg | Calcium: 98mg | Vitamin C: 11mg | Vitamin A: 648IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 1045mg | Cholesterol: 106mg | Calories: 441kcal | Saturated Fat: 6g | Fat: 25g | Protein: 46g | Carbohydrates: 5g | Iron: 3mg