Easy Grilled Mackerel Recipe: This Lemon & Garlic Mackerel Recipe Is a Healthy & Delicious Dinner by Gwen Johnson

Seafood Dinner
2 years ago

Easy Grilled Mackerel Recipe: This Lemon & Garlic Mackerel Recipe Is a Healthy & Delicious Dinner

Fatty fish like mackerel are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which may help lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation and lower triglycerides. If you've never cooked mackerel, here's an easy grilled mackerel with lemon and garlic recipe that even kids may enjoy. Skewers aren't required for this recipe, but do up the fun factor when eating it.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 30 minutes to marinate
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes plus 30 minutes to marinate
Servings: 6


  • 6 mackerel fillets, rinsed and de-boned
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the lemon juice, zest, olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper, to taste, in a shallow dish. Add the fish and marinate for about 30 minutes. 
  2. If using wooden skewers or metal skewers, carefully thread the fish onto the skewers. (For wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before using.)
  3. Heat your outdoor grill, indoor grill pan or cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Cook the fish about 2 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Put on a serving plate and sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately. 

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Outdoor Grills $30 & Up
Grill Pans $20 & Up
Wooden Skewers $5 & Up
Metal Skewers $6 & Up
Olive Oil $4 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
Mmm! These look delicious, Gwen Johnson . Great idea!
So fresh and healthy, love this.
Julie Rose
What a fun idea! 😍

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