Mackerel with Sizzled Garlic, Ginger & Tomatoes


This fish, served whole and baked with Chinese flavours, makes a stylish meal for two. Grill it or pop it on the BBQ

What you will need

2 whole mackerel, gutted and cleaned (ask the fishmonger to do this for you) Mackerel Mackerel is a firm-fleshed, torpedo-shaped sea fish. Whole mackerel weigh in around 10-12oz (…

2 tbsp sunflower or groundnut oil

thumb-sized piece ginger, finely shredded Ginger jin-jer Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

2 fat red chillies, deseeded if you like, shredded

bunch spring onions, finely shredded Spring onion sp-ring un-yun Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

250g pack cherry tomatoes, quartered

1 tsp Chinese rice vinegar

1 tbsp light soy sauce, plus more to serve if you like


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