Stuffed Mackerel Fillets #2

Stuffed Mackerel Fillets #2

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Servings: 4
Calories: 843


  • 1 oz butter
  • 6 oz cooking apples. peeled cored and chopped
  • 3 oz celery trimmed and chopped
  • 4 gherkins chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 3 tbsp fresh white breadcrumbs
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 large mackerel fillets
  • 1 tsp arrowroot
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 pint apple juice
  • sliced gherkins to garnish


  • Make the stuffing: melt the butter in a pan and cook the apple and celery until the apple is pulpy. Add the gherkins, thyme, vinegar, breadcrumbs and seasoning and mix well.
  • Spread the stuffing over the fillets and fold each one in half. Arrange them in an ovenproof dish and bake uncovered at 180°C (350°F) mark 4 for 25-30 minutes or until tender.
  • Blend the arrowroot and sugar with a little apple juice. Warm the remaining apple juice and stir in the arrowroot mixture. Bring to the boil and cook, stirring, until thickened.
  • Garnish the mackerel fillets with sliced gherkins and glaze them with some of the sauce. Serve the remaining sauce separately.
Calories: 843 kcal
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Protein: 92 g
Fat: 42g
Saturated Fat: 14 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 227 mg
Sodium: 523 mg
Potassium: 1975 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 10 g
Vitamin A: 582 IU
Vitamin C: 12 mg
Calcium: 135 mg
Iron: 6 mg
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