Grilled Fish – Mackerel accompanied with vegetables

Grilled Fish - Grilled Mackerel

We went to the supermarket the other day and came across this fresh Mackerel fish “which was quite cheap, 1 pound each” and since I had 1 courgette/zucchini and some potatoes left on the kitchen, my husband came up with this idea of grilling the fish and accompany it with the vegetables. We loved the results because this fish recipe was not only easy to make but quick and cheap. I highly recommend trying it!

To make this quick and yummy Mackerel recipe you will need:

2 Mackerel

1 zucchini

2 potatoes

Salt

Parsley

Chives

Olive oil

Black pepper

2 cloves of Garlic

For the preparation:

First chop the potatoes and the zucchini into cubes (please make sure they are of the same size so they cook evenly).

After that add some oil, the chopped garlic and the potatoes on a frying pan and cook for about 10 minutes until they are slightly cooked, on a medium heat.

Then add the zucchini and cook all together for about 5 minutes mixing very carefully so that the vegetables do not get squashy, after the 5 minutes add salt,black pepper,chives and parsley, lower the heat, put the lead on and continue cooking for another 10 minutes. Once they are cooked turn the heat off and let to rest.

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Meanwhile clean and fillet the fish (making sure to take the bones off) and cut in 2-3 pieces the fillet.

Take your grilled pan turn the heat on, marinate the fish with a teaspoon of olive oil and a bit of salt and then carefully place the fish fillets with the skin facing the grilled pan and cook for Β 3 minutes then carefully turn the fillet from the other side and cook for another 3 minutes (please be sure Β the skin side is thoroughly cooked otherwise it will get stuck on the grill).

Once the fish is cooked assemble everything together, the vegetables with the grilled fish ( I also added some Glaze Balsamic Vinegar and watercress salad to the dish.)

You don’t need an expensive type of fish or ingredients to make a nice looking and yummy fish recipe, all you need is the love for food and fantasy.

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

 

 

 

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63 comments

  1. Love it.

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    1. Thank you so much voyaze for the nice words. I am really happy you like it, hope you get the chance to try it! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  2. Sure looks good enough to eat. My husband likes Mackerel, but it is a very oily fish. He puts a lot of vinegar on it.
    Leslie

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    1. Thank you Leslie for the very nice words. I used very little oil on the fish before grilling it in order to avoid the oily heavy flavour (and the balsamic vinegar helped also a lot) πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  3. I love the presentation! Very smart! πŸ™‚ And the recipe is so tasty!

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice words Serena,
      yes indeed, the taste was really good πŸ™‚

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      1. Your are welcome! πŸ™‚ It really looks like a wonderful dish!

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      2. You are really kind πŸ™‚

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  4. Looks beautiful!

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    1. Thank you very much karina for the lovely words, hope you get the chance to try it!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  5. maybe we’ll attempt to make this next!

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    1. Thank you, please do let me know how it goes! πŸ™‚

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  6. Looks really yummy !

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    1. Thank you very much Joanna, I really enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

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  7. I looks very tasty πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much lapetitepaniere you are always very kind! πŸ™‚

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  8. Wow! This has made me hungry and will try cooking for dinner sometime this week. I can buy fresh Mackerel at a fish market near my home.

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    1. Perfect, please try it I am sure you will like the combination of grilled fish with the vegetables. Thank you so much for stopping by and the lovely words! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  9. domini246 · · Reply

    I love grilled mackerel! we catch it here and if the weather is good, we barbecue it:) I’ll try your recipe next time. What a marvellous blog you have!

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    1. Wow thank you so much for the lovely and kind words domini246. It is good to share your interests with like minded people. Please try this recipe I am sure you will like the fish with the vegetables. I have always been a fan of cooking fish in simple ways (barbecuing it is perfect because you can really feel the taste without covering it with loads of other flavours).
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  10. Looks divine! I often make potatoes that way, but have never thought of adding zucchini. Love fish as well, so will try this soon!
    Just love your presentation. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you sakiwikitchen for the very nice words! Please do try the recipe I am sure you will like the fish with zucchini and potatoes cooked this way. Thank you for stopping by, I really do appreciate! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  11. Looks lip smacking good!!

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    1. Lol, thank you so much Food300! Hope you get the chance to try it! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  12. Pair that with a lovely acidic Sauvignon Blanc and you’re away I reckon! Great post

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    1. Wow thank you for the tip! I will make sure to buy one next time I have it! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  13. Yum! Nice presentation!

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    1. Thank you so much Yogi Toto, I really do appreciate!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  14. It looks lovely and i agree, you don’t need an expensive type of fish to make nice looking and tasty food! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you for stopping by notsolittletummy and the lovely words! Hope you have the chance to try it! Thank you again! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  15. Looks really good πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much lisamarielawer for the very nice words, I am really happy you liked it! Hope you get the chance to try it! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  16. I love how simple this meal is. Sometimes using fewer ingredients yields a tastier (and healthier) result. Looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you so much Hotdish for the lovely words. I like easy and simple food because I think good food it is not about adding ingredients to make it taste better, it is about enhancing the existing flavour of the ingredient.
      Hope you have an amazing weekend! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  17. Looks great.

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    1. Thank you so much Max!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  18. Grilled fish is one of my most favourite foods. It’s so easy to make and yet it’s grew for the health too. The grilled mackerel looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much Liz for the very lovely words. I am really happy you like it, I am a big fan of simple cooked fish,too because this way it is healthy and you can really feel the real taste of the fish. πŸ™‚

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  19. Oh.. It looks super yummy..😊 Very nice!!mackerel is one of our favorite..
    Reminds me of my first post in my blog.. That too was a grilled fish recipe..

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  20. Looks positively delish. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much for the very nice words Nomzi Kumalo, I am really happy you like it!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. You are so welcome. From your crunchy roasted potatoes to your fresh water surprises, I am simply excited to see more. Have a fabulous new week. Best wishes too, Nomzi. πŸ™‚

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      2. Wow thank you so much Nomzi for the very kind words, I really appreciate it. I am looking forward to your next posts,too. Hope you have a amazing week,too! πŸ™‚
        Alice

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  21. Looks delicious and beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much Nika Joon for the lovely words. I really appreciate a lot! Hope you get the chance to try it!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  22. Really like this Alice– simple and healthy– the kind of supper you could do often. (We need to eat more fish…) thanks!

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    1. Thank you Rhonda Sittig for the very nice words. I really like meals like this, simple,easy and healthy and grilled fish is my favorite way of cooking fish. Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  23. I do like fish, and that looks appetizing! πŸ™‚
    ~Mila

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice words milkandbun, I hope you get the chance to try it! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  24. Reblogged this on Country Smoke House Blog and commented:
    Yum…. Try this with our Smoked Whitefish!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing the post! I really do appreciate!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  25. This dish looks so good and we love the taste of mackerel. The Balsamic vinegar sounds like a good compliment to the dish. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much rey & lyn for the very kind words! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  26. Looks delicious – love fresh mackerel – works brilliantly on the BBQ.

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    1. I completely agree with you and thank you for the nice words!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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    1. Thank you for sharing the recipe!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  27. Sounds wonderful!

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    1. Thank you very much for your words,
      My husband and I love cooking and discovering new recipe πŸ™‚

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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