Decided to cook some mackerel for the first time in years. I’ve not had a huge amount of success cooking mackerel in the past, so have avoided it and gone for other types of fish.
After eating out recently at Café Rouge and having a very nice piece of mackerel there, decided that I would get some myself at some point and cook it.
So having bought some salmon for the rest of the family I also bought a fillet of mackerel.
I prepared the mackerel, though it was almost prepared by the fishmonger, it still had some bones in, so I removed that. The mackerel was then coated in seasoned flour. In my heavy frying pan I heated up a splash of olive oil and a knob of butter. With the butter bubbling I added the floured mackerel fillets. Once they were nearly cooked I added pink peppercorns and chopped parsley. They were stirred through and cooked for another minute.
I placed the mackerel fillets onto a plate and poured the butter, peppercorns and parsley over the them.
They were really nice and I will certainly be cooking mackerel again.
The salmon by the way, I roasted in the oven.