Pan-fried mackerel with orange salsa

This particular dish is very unique in the way the particular flavors mix together. Also, mackerel is not only a sustainable fish, it’s also rich in omega-3 and cooks in minutes – great with a citrus sauce. It all makes for a great choice for your dinner and will definitely make the cooking process worthwhile.


You will need: 4 boneless mackerel fillets (about 75g/2½ oz each), thawed if frozen, ½ tablespoons of smoked paprika, 2 oranges , segmented, 1 large shallot, very finely sliced, 50g pitted black kalamata olive, roughly chopped, ½ x 20g pack flat-leaf parsley, chopped, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, new potatoes and green beans, to serve (optional).


After you’ve collected all the necessary ingredients for this dish, this is how to prepare it:

1. The process begins rather easily as it needs you to rub the fillets on both sides with the paprika and a little salt, then set aside. Mix the orange segments with the shallot, olives, parsley and a good grinding of black pepper.

2. The second, and the last, step begins with heating the oil in a large frying pan and frying the mackerel on both sides for 2-3 minutes. Serve with the salsa and some new potatoes and green beans, if you like.

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