How to BBQ Mackerel – Quick And Easy! (NO foil!)

Mackerel is a beautiful fish to BBQ because it is naturally so oily and hardy over a bed of charcoal.

At just over a £1 a fish, you really can’t get better value?

I kept things simple, took the head and tails off (the more adventurous amongst you will no doubt prefer to keep these on!) and cut a few slits into the fish before I threw together a very basic marinade using:

  • 2-3 tablepspoon of Olive oil
  • A small amount of melted butter
  • 1/2 a tablespoon of Sea Salt
  • 2 cloves of fnely chopped garlic
  • a little lemon juice

Whisk all the ingredients above together and rub it into the slits on the fish (oooo errr matron!) and into the belly cavity.  Then all you have to do is pop the fish directly onto the grill (don’t use foil for this fish, it’s hardcore and won’t break up!) for about 5-6 minutes each side, making sure the meat turns opaque.

Add a little lemon juice before service to give it a little kick and serve it with salad and crusty bread!