Mackerel in foil

    35 min

    This is a very clean, simple and tasty way to cook mackerel. Instead of tomato and lemon, try stewing a few gooseberries with out any sugar and place them in the cavity of the fish before cooking.


    Gloucestershire, England, UK
    59 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 4 mackerel
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 firm tomatoes
    • 1 lemon
    • 25g (1 oz) butter
    • fresh parsley

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Clean the fish and remove the heads. Season with salt and pepper.
    2. Lay each fish on a piece of buttered foil.
    3. Cut the tomatoes and lemon into slices then arrange alternate slices on each fish. Place a good sprig of parsley on top and dot with butter.
    4. Fold the foil up and seal into neat parcels.
    5. Place on a baking tray and bake in the oven at 180 C / Gas 4, until fish is thoroughly cooked and the flesh flakes easily with a fork.

    Serving suggestion

    The fish can be served in the foil or transferred to a serving dish together with the juices formed during cooking.

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