Easy Mackerel Recipe with Pickled Grape Salad

Mackerel with pickled grape salad

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Serve grilled mackerel on a bed of punchy pickled grapes and crushed coriander seeds in this 20-minute, low calorie dinner



  • red wine vinegar 2 tbsp
  • caster sugar a pinch
  • echalion shallot ½, finely chopped
  • red chilli 1, deseeded and finely chopped
  • red seedless grapes 200g, sliced
  • coriander seeds 2 tsp
  • mackerel fillets 2, deboned
  • extra-virgin olive oil 2 tbsp, plus a little extra
  • rocket 2 handfuls


  • Step 1

    Whisk together the vinegar, sugar, shallot and chilli with lots of seasoning, then add the sliced grapes and mix well. Cover and chill for 2 hours.

  • Step 2

    Toast the coriander seeds in a pan until smelling fragrant, then crush lightly using a pestle and mortar.

  • Step 3

    Heat the grill to high. Put the mackerel fillets onto a baking tray, skin-side up, drizzle with oil, season and grill for 3-4 minutes or until the skin is crisp.

  • Step 4

    Spoon out the grapes onto 2 plates. Whisk the olive oil into the remaining dressing, add the rocket and toss well. Tip into a serving bowl.

  • Step 5

    Put the mackerel on top of the grapes, sprinkle with the coriander seeds and serve with the rocket on the side.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 360
  • Fat 20.8g
  • Saturates 4.5g
  • Carbs 23.5g
  • Sugars 19.3g
  • Fibre 3g
  • Protein 18.3g
  • Salt 0.4g