Jacky’s Nutrition Spot -Mackerel Three Ways

Unsmoked mackerel is an excellent source of omega-3 and vitamins such as magnesium and potassium, essential for cellular function and your immune response. It’s not as ‘fishy’ tasting as some oily fish and with the right combination of ingredients, it’s the perfect introduction if you’re not a big fish eater.

An added bonus is that frozen mackerel can be cooked straight from the freezer in minutes so it’s great for a late dinner after a workout or training.

For this meal, Mackerel and Couscous Salad, there are three methods for cooking the fish:

  1. Put it onto a piece of oiled tin foil, brush over some sweet chilli sauce and place under a grill for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Wrap the fish in a pocket of tin foil and place it on a BBQ for  5-10 minutes.
  3. Place it straight in a frying pan, slosh over some lemon juice, pop a lid on top and cook for about 5-10 minutes.

In the meantime, combine equal amounts of couscous and boiling water, season to taste, or make up a sachet of instant couscous. Serve the whole lot with some salad leaves, cherry tomatoes and a splash of balsamic vinegar. You can flake the fish through the salad if you are getting used to the taste.

Easy – A healthy and balanced meal all in under fifteen minutes!

Insider secret – Iceland do a very good deal on frozen fish where you can buy 3 bags for £10.

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