Mackerel (Scomber scombrus) Is a small game fish found throughout the British Isles and beyond and is closely related to Tuna and yahoo.  As such we consider Mackerel exceptionally underrated and urge our customers to try this delicious native fish with an open mind.  Mackerel is one of the best known sources of omega 3 oils and is best enjoyed with citrus or tart flavours due to its rich oily flavours.  However, battering mackerel forms a pocket within which the mackerel cooks in its own oils producing a surprisingly vivid and rich flavour which is delicious mopped up with bread or mashed potato.

Mackerel is always served skin on and is popular battered or grilled.  Every effort is made to remove all the bones but on such a small fillet some occasionally remain.

 

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