Simple Whole Barbecued Mackerel

Simple Whole Barbecued Mackerel

Summer evenings are perfect for laid-back beach barbecues, and fresh Mackerel is an ideal candidate for cooking over charcoal, as the heat renders its rich flesh deliciously moist. Here’s a simple recipe for barbecuing a whole fish (allow one Mackerel per person).

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1 Mackerel (gutted, scaled and cleaned) per person
Vegetable Oil
Salt to taste


Taking a sharp knife, make a few shallow slashes on each side of the fish, then drizzle on oil and rub it over the skin, adding a sprinkling of salt and a squeeze of lemon if you like. When your charcoal is white-hot ready, place the fish on the hot grill for about five minutes on each side, or until all the flesh is opaque, then serve with more lemon and some cold beers. Cheers!

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