Mackerel with Lemon Stuffing

mackerel with lemon stuffing

Mackerel with Lemon Stuffing

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A substantial supper dish for the family, lemon-stuffed mackerel could be served with a diced cucumber salad and boiled new potatoes tossed in parsley butter.
Servings: 4
Calories: 384


  • 4 mackerel about 6 oz each, split and boned out
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf crushed

for the stuffing:

  • Butter for frying
  • 1 small onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 oz fresh white breadcrumbs
  • Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/2 egg beaten


  • First prepare stuffing. Melt a knob of butter in a pan. Add the onion and fry gently for 5 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a mixing bowl and combine with the remaining stuffing ingredients.
  • Lay the mackerel flat on a board and sprinkle the flesh with lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Spoon the prepared stuffing into the fish and reshape.
  • Place in an ovenproof casserole, barely cover the bottom of the dish with water and add the bay leaf and more salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover the casserole with a lid, or greased greaseproof paper or foil and poach in a warm oven (160°C/325°F or Gas Mark 3) for 15 to 20 minutes or until the fish feels tender when pierced with a skewer.
  • Drain and serve immediately.
Calories: 384 kcal
Carbohydrates: 22 g
Protein: 38 g
Fat: 15g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 100 mg
Sodium: 312 mg
Potassium: 842 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 4 g
Vitamin A: 230 IU
Vitamin C: 28 mg
Calcium: 100 mg
Iron: 3 mg
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