Mackerel. It’s the affordable, abundant, nutrient-dense and packed with flavour fish that you might actually be avoiding. If so, you’re in good company.
While it’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, high in protein (21g per 100g) and easy to prepare — a lot of people have misconceptions about the taste and versatility of this fish that’s eaten around the globe.
In fact, mackerel can give you a delicious change of pace, and is especially convenient to incorporate at home when you’re using the canned variety.
Here at Gold Seal, we want to help you add mackerel to your mix, so here’s some helpful info to set you straight and infuse some flavour to your plate.
The 411 On Fresh Mackerel
Mackerel is a sturdy fish that holds up well on the BBQ or while being grilled at high heat. Due to its smaller size, it can be cooked whole and makes a great one plate meal. Before buying, make sure your fishmonger cleans your fresh mackerel thoroughly and scales it if you don’t know how. Like salmon, mackerel’s natural saltiness can stand alone with minimal seasoning — but it can also handle the addition of stronger spices and flavours. Mackerel is a good fish for curing, smoking and salting—and in any one of these forms makes a tasty addition flaked over salads or added to fishcakes.
Become A Connoisseur of Canned Convenience
If you use canned tuna or salmon to create sandwich masterpieces — we applaud you! And only hope that you’re choosing a sustainable seafood option when you do. Now it’s time to broaden your canned fish horizons. Mackerel makes a great substitute for any recipe that calls for canned salmon. From croquettes to fishcakes, stews to salads, mackerel’s also the perfect meaty fish to round out a creative appetizer or canapé spread.