Spiced Mackerel Fillets Recipe With Chickpeas

Spiced mackerel fillets with shallot and lemon chickpeas

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Check out our easy dinner recipe using mackerel. This light meal idea has plenty of flavour from lemons, harissa and cumin and has under 500 calories



  • shallots 3
  • lemons 2
  • mackerel 4 fillets
  • olive oil
  • harissa 1/2 tsp
  • ground cumin 1 tsp
  • chickpeas or 200g tin, drained
  • coriander a small bunch, chopped
  • mint a small bunch, chopped


  • Step 1

    Peel and finely slice the shallots. Put them in a dish, squeeze over one of the lemons. Zest the remaining lemon into a bowl and then slice the pith off all over and cut the lemon segments out of the pith into the same bowl.

  • Step 2

    Oil the skin-side of each mackerel fillet and lay them on a baking sheet. Mix the harissa and cumin with a little oil and brush this over the flesh-side, season with some salt. Heat a grill to high and grill the fillets until they start to blister, about 2-3 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Drain the shallots and mix with the chickpeas, lemon zest and segments, herbs and a little olive oil. Serve 2 mackerel fillets per person with some of the chickpeas.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 481
  • Fat 31.1g
  • Saturates 5.8g
  • Carbs 13.5g
  • Fibre 4.8g
  • Protein 34.4g
  • Salt 0.6g