Mackerel with Lime and Coriander Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Mackerel/Trout /sardines4 Small
 Ground coriander1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Ground cumin1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Coriander sprig4 , chopped finely
 Red chili1 , deseeded and chopped
 Lime1 , grated rind and juiced
 Sunflower oil2 Tablespoon
 Lime1 , sliced (To Garnish)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6444 Calories from Fat 4029

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 447 g688.1%

Saturated Fat 101.7 g508.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 2099.7 mg

Sodium 3103.9 mg129.3%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g10%

Sugars 1.6 g

Protein 559 g1117.9%

Vitamin A 113.5% Vitamin C 75.1%

Calcium 40.1% Iron 277.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. To make the chilli flowers (if using), cut the tip of a small chilli lengthwise into thin strips, leaving the chilli intact at the stem end. Remove the seeds and place in iced water until curled.
2. Clean and gut the mackerel, removing the heads if preferred. Place on a chopping board.
3. Sprinkle the fish with the ground spices and salt and pepper to taste. Place a sprig of coriander (cilantro) inside the cavity of each fish.
4. Mix together the chopped coriander (cilantro), chilli, lime rind and juice and the oil in a small bowl. Brush the mixture liberally over the fish.
5. Place the fish in a hinged rack if you have one. Barbecue (grill) the fish over hot coals for 3-4 minutes on each side, turning once. Brush frequently with the remaining basting mixture.
6. Garnish with lime slices and chilli flowers, if using, and serve with salad leaves.