Baked Mackerel with Orange and Lemon Stuffing

I do really like mackerel, I used to be slightly scared about cooking whole fish but after making the trout and almonds I’m slightly less afraid!

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I picked up the mackerel at my local fishmonger and he thankfully gutted them for me! I don’t quite fell confident enough to try that!

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The stuffing is simple enough, nothing fancy about that and all mixed together in a few minutes..

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I stuffed the fish as best as I could, but there did seem to be a lot of stuffing! I had halved everything as only bought 2 fish to share between the three of us. They are kind of bursting open…

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After just over 20 minutes the fish was looking cooked through and the stuffing looked cooked as well..

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Rather than have with an orange salad we were having oven baked homemade chips and some green beans. Sort of like a fancy fish and chips!!

I remember being young and freaking out over the bones in fish, so I did expect some objections from my daughter, but she loved it! I think she found it a bit of novelty pulling out the bones and counting them and then seeing the skeleton of the fish once we’d pulled all the meat off.

The flavour is good, I do love fresh mackerel, and the combination with the stuffing is lovely. The mackerel really goes with the citrus flavours in the stuffing.

Overall this was a lovely dinner enjoyed by all three of us.

Would I make this again? Yes, would be good to try on the BBQ!

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